Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature C (Delaware Museum, third revise proof)

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 22
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 17-32
Issue: 3
Authorization: DGR
Collation: C 8


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 the third revise proof for Signature C, incorporating all of DGR's corrections. The proofs carry the printer's date stamp 22 April 81 on the first page as well as the handwritten number 4 in the upper left corner. There are no MS corrections in these proofs.

Textual History: Revision

The library of the Delaware Art Museum has four sets of proofs for this signature, each numbered and date stamped by the printer Charles Whittingham, of Chiswick Press. In addition to these proofs there are: the first author's proofs and a duplicate of them, both with author's MS corrections (each numbered 1; perfect, dated 6 April); and the second printer's revise (numbered 3; perfect, dated 22 April). The Delaware library also has a fragment (pages 23-26) of what must have been a another copy of the second revise. The British Library also has a set of the first printer's revise (numbered 2; perfect, dated 13 April).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1