Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature C (Delaware Museum, first proof)

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
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 17-32
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: C 8


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 an uncorrected copy of the final proof for this signature. Major additions were made to the text by DGR in his (missing) author's copy of this proof. These additions appear in both of the surviving revise proofs.

Textual History: Revision

The three copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include this uncorrected copy of the final proof , the printer's corrected copy of the revise, and an author's corrected revise.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1