Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature F (Delaware Museum, last revise proof, incomplete)

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: 67-78
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 incomplete set of the last proofs for Signature F.

Textual History: Revision

The library of the Delaware Art Museum has three complete sets of proofs for this signature: a copy of the first author's proof (dated Apr 81 and numbered 1), a copy of the second revise (dated 14 Apr 81 and numbered 4), and WMR's copy of the last author's proof (dated 22 Apr and numbered 5). The museum also has three incomplete proofs: this proof as well as an incomplete copy of what appears to be the first revise (unnumbered and undated), and an incomplete copy of the second revise (dated 14 Apr and numbered 3). The museum also has a loose proof leaf for pages 79-80 that shows DGR calling for a revision on page 80 that he failed to include in the first author's proof. The British Library proofs include an undated copy of the first revise (numbered 2).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1