Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature R (Delaware Museum, author's first proof (with corrections))

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: 241-256
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: R 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 author's first proof of Signature R of the 1881 Poems , with a correction on page 246 and a note on page layout on page 242.

Textual History: Revision

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

Electronic Archive Edition: 1