Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature L (Delaware Museum, first proof, printer's copy)

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: 145-160
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: L 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 the printer's uncorrected copy of the first proof of Signature L. of the 1881 Poems . The corrections are on pages 154 and 156.

Textual History: Revision

Four copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include this printer's duplicate first proof, the corrected first author's proof, and two uncorrected first revises, copy 1 and copy 2.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1