Poems. (Privately Printed.): the A2 Proofs (partial), Princeton/Troxell (Copy 1)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1869 September 20
Pre-Publication Information: This is a set of the A2 proofs in its first state.
Pagination: 3-4, 7-8, 11-16, 20, 27-28, 41-44, 59-66, 75-81, 86, 89-90, 106-107, 116, 119, 125, 129-131, 134 (second state), 139-140, 142, 144, 146-152, 155, 158, 161-162, 167-168
Collation: [A] 2, B - Q 8 R 2
Note on Publication: An ideal copy of these proofs would be paginated [i-iv], [1]-180. The collation given here is ideal.
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Princeton U. Library, Troxell Collection
Catalog Number: 23300
Note: Princeton acquired the proofs in 1972. They began in the possession of DGR and then passed to WMR.


  • Wise, The Ashley Library, IV. 124-125.
  • Troxell,“The Trial Books”, 192.
  • Fraser, “The Rossetti Collection of Janet Camp Troxell” , 160-161.
  • Lewis, The Trial Book Fallacy , 186.

Scholarly Commentary


The A2 Proofs, first pulled around 20 September 1869, passed through two states. This is a partial (corrected) copy of the first state, whereas the Fitzwilliam Copy represents the second state. The Princeton/Troxell Copy 2 of these proofs is another partial proof of the first state. The latter is uncorrected except for a few printer's corrections. Ashley 1399, in the British Library, is another set of partial A2 Proofs in the first state. With the exception of a duplicate of pages 13-14, the latter contains only pages that do not appear in this Princeton/Troxell partial proof.

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