Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature K (Delaware Museum, second revise, author's copy)

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: 129-144
Issue: 4
Authorization: DGR
Collation: K 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 (undated, numbered 1) of the second revise proof of Signature K of the Ballads and Sonnets volume. It would have been pulled 30-31 May.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete second revise, the library of the Delaware Museum of Art contains the following proof materials for Signature K of DGR's Ballads and Sonnets volume: and a complete copy of the first author's proof (dated 14 Apr 81 and numbered 1); a complete compositor's copy of the first revise (undated and unnumbered); the complete author's copy of the first revise and a complete duplicate of that (both dated 22 April 1881 and numbered 3); an incomplete copy of the third revise (dated 31 May 81 and unnumbered); and a complete copy of the final proof (dated 2 June 1881 and unnumbered). The British Library proofs have another copy of the first author's proofs for this signature (dated 14 Apr 81 and numbered 1).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1