Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature P (Delaware Museum, second revise 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 19 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 209-224
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 proof represents an odd intermediate state of the proofs of Signature P of the 1881 Poems . It carries the corrections on pages 220 and 224 made in the earliest surviving proof, but it also shows a correction on page 220 that was not needed in the earlier proof. This correction is, however, signaled in the latter proof with a note by DGR indicating that he was aware of it.

Textual History: Revision

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

Electronic Archive Edition: 1