The Bride's Prelude (1881 slip proofs, Princeton-Taylor collection)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Bride's Prelude
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1881
Type of Manuscript: slip proofs
Collation: [i-xxi],[1]-55
Note: The front matter and the appendix (47-55) are in H. Buxton Forman's handwriting, as is the hand designed title page.
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library, Princeton-Taylor Collection

Physical Description

Cover: leather

Scholarly Commentary


These slip proofs are elaborately packaged in a bound volume by H. Buxton Forman with his introductory commentary and an appendix containing Buxton Forman's copy of DGR's prose conclusion, which he must have had from WMR. The book was put together in 1888. The proofs carry various revisions and lack received stanza 132 (lines 656-660), which was added in the copy of the proof that DGR kept, the set now in the library of the Delaware Art Museum.made from this proof. A third set of these slip proofs survives: the complete set in the British Library. The proofs were pulled in early May 1881 as DGR was putting together his two 1881 volumes.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections