Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature G (Delaware Museum, complete final proof, 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 17
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 81-96
Issue: 5
Authorization: DGR
Collation: G 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 a complete copy (dated 17 May 81 and numbered 5) of the final proof of Signature G. It carries all of the corrections called for in DGR's first author's proofs, as one sees from the British Library's set of the first author's proofs for this signature.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete final proof and its duplicate (also dated 17 May 1881 and numbered 5), the library of the Delaware Museum of Art contains the following proof materials for Signature G of DGR's Ballads and Sonnets volume: a fragmentary two pages of first author's proofs; an incomplete and a complete copy of the first revise (both undated and both numbered 2); a complete copy of the second revise (dated 22 Apr 81and numbered 4) 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