Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature Q (Delaware Museum, second revise, uncorrected 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 9
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 225-240
Issue: 3
Authorization: DGR
Collation: Q 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 12.8 cm (crown octavo)

Scholarly Commentary


This is a complete uncorrected set of author's proofs for the second revise of Signature Q, dated 9 May and marked 3c by the printer. There are also two author's copies with a single correction of this signature in the Delaware Art Museum library.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this proof, the Delaware Art Museum library has the following proof copies of Signature Q: an author's first proof (corrected, dated 4 May 1881 and numbered 1); three copies of the first revise, two with author's corrections ( copy 1 and copy 2, and an uncorrected copy (all dated 6 May 1881); three copies of the second revise, this uncorrected copy, an author's copy, and another author's copy; all dated 9 May 1881); and four copies of a late proof state (none dated): a set of uncorrected proof sheets; a copy with an author's correction; an imperfect copy with a printer's corrections; and an uncorrected copy. The British Library proofs have another copy (partial) of revise proofs for this signature (dated 28 April).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1