Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature B (Delaware Museum, author's first proof (partial))

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 12 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 1-2, 15-16
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 first author's proof for signature B. The correction on page 1 shows that this proof was made directly from the Tauchnitz proof pages.

Textual History: Revision

Three sets of proof materials survive for this signature. Besides this partial first author's proof, the Delaware Art Museum library has a partial first revise and an uncorrected a complete final proof .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1