Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature B (Delaware Museum, partial set)

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 15 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 5-12
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 proof set is a fragment from what was probably the first author's revise proof of this signature. It would have followed directly from the proof represented by the fragmentary first author's proof also preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum.

Textual History: Revision

Three sets of proof materials survive for this signature. Besides this partial first revise, the Delaware Art Museum library has a partial first author's proof of signature B (pages 1-2, 15-16) and a complete uncorrected final proof.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1