Dante at Verona (fair copy manuscript with corrections, Fitzwilliam Museum)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Dante at Verona
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848, 1869
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 23 leaves, with versos initially left blank for additions and corrections; leaf 11 is an insert, a copy made by Charles Fairfax Murray.
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Fitzwilliam Museum
Note: As the library bookplate on the inside cover of the bound manuscript indicates, the manuscript was Charles Fairfax Murray's gift to the library in 1905.

Physical Description

Cover: green leather
Paper: lined notebook paper, approx. 22 x 18cm
Watermark: unwatermarked

Scholarly Commentary


This is the manuscript copy that DGR made in October 1869 from the earlier manuscript that had been buried with his wife's body. Although much of this manuscript is fair copy, the character of various revisions shows that DGR was composing even as he was also engaged in copying out. This manuscript was printer's copy for the Exhumation Proofs , out of which evolved the Second Trial Book .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 1-1848.fizms.rad.xml
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