Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature I (Delaware Museum, incomplete copy of the second 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 22
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 113-120, 123-128
Issue: 3
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 copy (dated 22 April 1881 and numbered 3) of the final revise proof of Signature I. It lacks pages 121-122.

Textual History: Revision

The only other copy of this signature is gathered into the British Library proofs of the 1881 Ballads and Sonnets volume. The latter is complete.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1