Poems. A New Edition (1881), proof Signature U (Delaware Museum, first proof (author's 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 16 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 289-[300]
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 is the a second copy of the author's first proof of Signature U of the 1881 Poems . It has some but not all of the corrections that were made on the other copy of the first proof.

Textual History: Revision

Four copies of this proof signature are preserved in the library of the Delaware Art Museum. They include this duplicate author's first proof, a more fully corrected author's first proof , and two uncorrected copies of the first revise, copy 1 and copy 2. A further revise must have been pulled to accommodate the pagination changes that were forced by DGR's additions and deletions of works in earlier signatures.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1