Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature R (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 May 27
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 241-256
Issue: 5
Authorization: DGR
Collation: R 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 and uncorrected final proof of Signature R, dated 27 May 1881 and marked 5 by the printer.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this final proof, the Delaware Art Museum library has the following proof copies of Signature R: a corrected copy of the author's first proof, dated 5 May and numbered 1; two uncorrected copies of the first revise, copy 1 and copy 2 (dated 9 May 1881); a corrected copy of the second revise (dated 10 May 1881); and four copies of the third revise (none dated): a set of uncorrected proof sheets ; an uncorrected copy and a duplicate uncorrected copy, and finally WMR's copy with his notes and revisions as well as some corrections by DGR. The British Library proofs have another copy of the first author's proof for this signature (undated but marked 1).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1