Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature A (Delaware Museum, first revise, copy 2)

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: 24
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 and marked 2 by the printer). The revise has several “X” marks by the printer indicating that the type needs cleaning.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the first revise, the Delaware Art Museum library has its duplicate as well as an unmarked copy of the 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