The Bride's Prelude


Production Description

Document Title: The Bride's Prelude
Author: DGR
Date of composition: 1870, 1880
Type of Manuscript: Corrected fair copy
Collation: 45 leaves
Note: 28 leaves are written on recto only , 17 on recto and verso
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: British Library, Ashley collection
Catalog Number: Ashley 3856

Physical Description

Cover: brown leather binding
Paper: ruled white laid paper
Watermark: none
Dimensions of Document: 21.9 x 18 cm.
Other Physical Features: pages from one of DGR's typical notebooks

Scholarly Commentary


This manuscript was probably written in 1870, perhaps in 1869. As WMR's cover note indicates, however, many of the revisions in the manuscript came much later, in 1880, when DGR was preparing to publish the poem, unfinished though it was, in his new 1881 edition of Poems .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1848.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library