Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature S (Delaware Museum, author's first 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 6
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 257-272
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: S 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 (corrected) copy of the author's first proof of Signature S (dated 6 May 1881 and marked 1 by the printer).

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the author's first proof, the Delaware Art Museum library has the following proof copies of Signature S: a corrected copy of the first revise, dated 10 May and numbered 1; and three copies of the second revise (none dated): WMR's copy and two uncorrected copies, copy 1 and copy 2 (all three undated). The British Library proofs have another copy of the first author's proof for this signature (dated 6 May and marked 1).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1