Poems (1870): Exhumation Proofs, Second Issue (partial), Princeton/Troxell (copy 1)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Document Title: [Untitled]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1869 November (early November)
Pre-Publication Information: This is an imperfect copy of the second issue of the
Pagination: 1-2, 7-10, 17-28, 31-36, 43-45, 46 [blank]
Collation: B - E
Note on Publication: The collation described here is ideal
Current Location: Princeton Library, Troxell Collection
Catalog Number: 23303
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. All rights reserved. Redistribution or
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This is an imperfect set of the second issue of the Exhumation Proofs. (The Troxell Collection has another copy of this issue with fewer pages.) The first issue of the proofs was 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. This issue was printed sometime thereafter, and it incorporates changes DGR made in the first issue. The poems were exhumed on 5 October 1869 and DGR began recopying immediately. He then used his proofs to make further corrections and additions to the exhumed poems.
Copies of the first issue (imperfect) are also in the Troxell Collection. The only perfect copy of the Exhumation Proofs is in the Huntington Library. It is a copy of the second issue and is bound with a nearly perfect copy of the First Trial Book.