Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature H (Delaware Museum, first revise)

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 14
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 97-112
Issue: 2
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 complete copy (dated 14 April 1881 and numbered 4) of the first revise proof of Signature H.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete first revise proof, the library of the Delaware Museum of Art contains the following proof materials for Signature H of DGR's Ballads and Sonnets volume: a copy of the first author's proof and a duplicate copy (both dated 13 April 1881 and numbered 1); a complete copy of the second revise (dated 18 Apr 81and numbered 3); and a complete copy of the final revise (dated [?] Apr 81 and numbered 4). 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