Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature M (Delaware Museum, first revise proof, DGR'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 15 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 161-176
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: M 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 DGR's copy of the first revise proof of Signature M. of the 1881 Poems . DGR's correction to line 138 of “The Burden of Nineveh” is the only revision to the printed text.

Textual History: Revision

Six copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include the corrected first author's proof, a printer's duplicate of the first proof, two first revises, this author's copy and the printer's copy, and two final revise proofs, copy 1 and its duplicate.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1