Poems (1870): Exhumation Proofs, First Issue (partial), Princeton/Troxell (copy 2)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1869 October 30 (late October)
Pre-Publication Information: This is an imperfect copy of the first issue of the Exhumation Proofs.
Pagination: 1-2, 5-36
Issue: 2
Authorization: DGR
Collation: B - E 8, F 2
Note on Publication: The collation described here is ideal
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Princeton Library, Troxell Collection
Catalog Number: 23302

Physical Description

Paper: 16 x 12.5 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This is an imperfect set of the first issue of the Exhumation Proofs. (The Troxell Collection has another copy of this issue with a more extensive set of pages.) The proofs were printed off on 30 October 1869 from copies of the poems made by DGR from the manuscript copies he had buried in his wife's grave in 1862. The poems were exhumed on 5 October 1869 and DGR began recopying immediately. He then used these proofs to make further corrections and additions to the exhumed poems.

A second issue of the Exhumation Proofs was pulled, incorporating some of the corrections from the first issue. Partial copies of the second issue are also in the Troxell Collection. The only perfect copy is in the Huntington Library. It is bound with a nearly perfect copy of the First Trial Book.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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