Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature S (Delaware Museum, author's first proof (duplicate 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: 257-272
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: S 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 an uncorrected duplicate copy of the first proof of Signature S of the 1881 Poems .

Textual History: Revision

Five copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include a corrected author's first proof, this uncorrected duplicate, the corrected author's first revise , an uncorrected duplicate, and an uncorrected final proof.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1