Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature C (Delaware Museum, fragment with corrections of second revise)

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 13
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 23-26
Issue: 1
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 a fragment (with corrections) of a second revise of Signature C. Though undated, it must have been pulled around 13 April.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this fragmentary proof, the library of the Delaware Art Museum has four complete sets of proofs for this signature, each numbered and date stamped by the printer Charles Whittingham, of Chiswick Press: a set of author's proofs and their duplicate; a second printer's revise (numbered 3; perfect, dated 13 April); and the third printer's revise (numbered 4; perfect, dated 22 April). The British Library also has a set of the first printer's revise (numbered 2; perfect, dated 13 April).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1