Poems. (Privately Printed.): Second Trial Book, Princeton/Troxell.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Poems. (Privately Printed).
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1869 November 25
Pre-Publication Information: This is the second trial book, in the second state.
Pagination: [i-iv], pp [1]-231
Authorization: DGR
Collation: [A] 2, B - P 8, Q 4
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Princeton U. Library, Troxell Collection
Catalog Number: 3913.3.1869.2
Note: This copy of the Second Trial Book was once part of the Jerome Kern library.

Physical Description

Point: 8
Lines per Page: 29
Dimensions of Document: crown octavo, 18.5 x 12.1 cm


  • Lewis, The Trial Book Fallacy, 186.
  • Wise, The Ashley Library, VIII. 125-126.
  • Troxell, “The Trial Books”, 184-187.
  • Fraser, “The Rossetti Collection of Janet Camp Troxell”, 163-164.
  • Burnett, The Ashley Catalogue, I. 71-72.

Scholarly Commentary


This is an instance of the second state of the Second Trial Book in a complete form. It is a copy that was probably kept by the printer or publisher, since it has no corrections. It was printed around 25 November 1869 to incorporate the changes DGR had introduced into the first set of proofs pulled in early to mid-November.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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