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Fancy - 8 odes by John Keats  

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Fancy - 8 odes by John Keats

Keats, John

Mission, British Columbia:

Barbarian Press



Edition of 140 copies, of which 90 constitute the Regular state, and 40, the Deluxe, with 10 copies hors commerce. Regular state: As the Deluxe state, but bound in quarter green silk with decorated paper, numbered 1 - 90, and not slipcased. (This is a standard edition copy). Illustrated by Andy English.

Fancy: 8 Odes of John Keats contains all five of the 'Great Odes,' with the addition of three others: Ode: Bards of Passion and of Mirth, which was written on the blank leaf before The Fair Maid of the Mill in Keats' edition of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays; Ode on Indolence, an early piece in the strophic forms of the five great odes; and Fancy, from which this book takes its title. Fancy and Bards of Passion differ from the other six in the collection in being written in tetrameters and in a modified rondeau form, the first lines returning at the end to close the poems. 

Donated by Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL.

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