The Bride's Prelude
Document Title: The Bride's Prelude
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
Current Location: British Library, Ashley collection
Catalog Number: Ashley 3856
Cover: brown leather binding
Paper: ruled white laid paper
Dimensions of Document: 21.9 x 18 cm.
Other Physical Features: pages from one of DGR's typical notebooks
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
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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 .