London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. Early Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/2 X 9 Inches. 311 PP. Very Good. Item #4193
Cloth spine over paper boards. Spine label missing. Early printing of the poem that so inspired John Keats, he wrote the first of this great odes (Ode to Psyche) in honor of it. Stated "fifth edition" on the title-page. This copy previously owned and signed twice by John Galt, former superintendant of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, VA. Galt famously believed that many of the assumed "insane" patients in America could be released from asylums with the help of therapy and the use of drugs. Foxing and toning. Rubbing to edges and spine.