Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature M (Delaware Museum, first author's proof, copy 2, 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 28
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: [161]-176
Issue: 2
Authorization: DGR
Collation: M 8


Current Location: Library, Delaware Art Museum

Physical Description

Point: 10 point; 6 point leading
Font: roman
Lines per Page: 22
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 28 April 1881) of the revise of the first author's proof of Signature M of the Ballads and Sonnets volume. The proof carries DGR's corrections from the first proof.

Textual History: Revision

In addition to this complete revise of the author's proof, the library of the Delaware Museum of Art has as well a first author's proof with DGR's corrections. The British Library proofs have another copy of revise proofs for this signature (dated 28 April).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1