Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature K (Delaware Museum, final proof)

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 June 2
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 129-144
Issue: 6
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 (dated 2 June 1881) of the final proof of Signature K of the Ballads and Sonnets volume.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete final proof, the library of the Delaware Museum of Art contains the following proof materials for Signature K of DGR's Ballads and Sonnets volume: 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); a complete copy of the second revise (undated and numbered 1); and an incomplete copy of the third revise (dated 31 May 81 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