Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature H (Delaware Museum, complete first author's 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 April 13
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 97-112
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: H 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 duplicate complete copy (dated 13 April 81 and numbered 1) of the first author's proof of Signature H. Unlike the other complete copy in the Delaware Museum, this does not have DGR's additions.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete first author's proof and its duplicate (also dated 13 April 1881 and numbered 1), the library of the Delaware Museum of Art contains the following proof materials for Signature H of DGR's Ballads and Sonnets volume: a complete copy of the first revise (dated 14 Apr 81 and numbered 2); a complete copy of the second revise (dated 18 Apr 81and numbered 3); and a complete copy of a last revise. The British Library proofs has a copy of the first revise proofs for this signature (dated 14 Apr 81 and numbered 2).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1