Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature A (Delaware Museum, first revise proof, copy 1)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Poems. A New Edition
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Publisher: F. S. Ellis
Printer: Strangeways and Walden
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1881 May 25 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: [v] - [xii]
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR


Current Location: Library, Delaware Art Museum

Physical Description

Point: 10 point; 6 point leading
Font: roman
Lines per Page: 22
Margin top: 2 cm
Margin bottom: 3.8 cm
Margin right: 2 cm
Margin left: 2.5 cm
Dimensions of Document: 19 x 12.8cm (crown octavo)

Scholarly Commentary


This is a partial copy of the first revise proof for the front matter of DGR's 1881 Poems. A New Edition. It was probably printed off in June 1881.

Textual History: Revision

DGR revised the initial proofs for the front matter for this book twice, and the library of the Delaware Art Museum preserves six partial sets of earlier proofs for this signature where one can track DGR's successive acts of revision. In addition to the complete final proof , the library has a corrected copy of pages i-iv plus an uncorrected revise for those pages; two copies (both partial) of the first author's proof, copy 1 and copy 2; and two partial copies of the first revise, this copy and copy 2 , both also with revisions. The Princeton Library has two further fragmentary proofs for ths signature, both corrected pages for the revise proof: copy 1 and copy 2.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1