Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature A (Delaware Museum, first revise, copy 1)

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 May 23
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: [v]-xii
Issue: 2
Authorization: DGR


Current Location: Library, Delaware Art Museum

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 an uncorrected partial copy of the first revise of Signature A (dated 23 May 1881).

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the first revise, the Delaware Art Museum library has its duplicate as well as an uncorrected first author's proof (undated). The British Library proofs have a corrected copy of the first author's proof for this signature (dated 19 May and marked 1).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1