Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature P (Delaware Museum, earliest proof, author'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 16 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 209-224
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: P 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 corrected author's copy of the earliest surviving proof of Signature P of the 1881 Poems . DGR's notes to the printer on pages 215 and 220 indicate that there would have been an earlier proof.

Textual History: Revision

Seven copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include this earliest author's proof, a printer's duplicate (uncorrected), a second revise (with one further correction), and four copies of the final proof, all uncorrected: copy 1, copy 2, copy 3 (partial), and copy 4.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1