Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature Q (Delaware Museum, first revise proof (copy 2))

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 18 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 225-240
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: Q 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 second printer's copy of the first revise proof (which is the last proof) of Signature Q of the 1881 Poems . It has the printer's notation on page 226 (which also appears on the first author's proof) to correct the presswork.

Textual History: Revision

Five copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include the corrected author's first proof (partial copy), and four uncorrected copies of the revise made from the first proof: this copy, copy 1, copy 3, and copy 4.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1