Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature S (Delaware Museum, author's first 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 18 (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 DGR's corrected copy of the first revise proof of Signature S of the 1881 Poems . It calls for a final shift of the order of the sonnets (see pages 268-270) and makes a last textual correction on page 267.

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, an uncorrected duplicate, this corrected author's first revise, an uncorrected duplicate, and an uncorrected final proof.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1