Ballads and Sonnets (1881), Miscellaneous Proofs, Troxell Collection)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Ballads and Sonnets
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Publisher: F. S. Ellis
Printer: Chiswick Press, C. Whittingham and Co.
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1881 April
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: [159]-[160], [1-2], 5-6, 49-50, 57-60, 65-68, 73-76, 81-82, 89-92, 145-146
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR


Current Location: Troxell Collection, Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: 23312

Physical Description

Point: 10 point; 6 point leading
Font: roman
Lines per Page: 17
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 a miscellaneous collection of proof pages from various signatures printed off and sent to DGR in April 1881 for his correction and revision. These proofs are mostly fragments printed off on 7 April, as the printer's date stamps show, except for the fragment of Signature L, which is date stamped 25 April. The Delaware Art Museum has the largest collection of proofs for the Ballads and Sonnets volume. Other proofs for the book are at Harvard and Yale, and the British Library has a complete set that contains one proof copy of every signature.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1