Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature G (Delaware Museum, incomplete first 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
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 81-92, 95-96
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 first revise proof of Signature G lacks pages 93-94, where DGR had made a correction in his first author's proofs. The British Library set of proofs for the Ballads and Sonnets has a set of the first author's proofs for this signature that shows the correction.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this incomplete first revise proof and a fragmentary two pages of first author's proofs, the library of the Delaware Art Museum has five complete sets of proofs for this signature: a complete copy of the first revise proof (undated and numbered 2); a complete copy of a subsequent revise (dated 22 Apr 81 and numbered 4), and a duplicate of that; a complete copy of the final proof (dated 17 May and numbered 5) and a duplicate of that as well. The British Library proofs have a copy of the first author's proofs for this signature (dated Apr 81 and numbered 1).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1