Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature U (Delaware Museum, author's first revise 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 10
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 289-304
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR
Collation: U 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 copy of the author's first revise proof for Signature U, with several corrections by DGR. It corresponds closely to the proof for this signature in the British Library proofs.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this first author's revise, the Delaware proofs for Signature U include the following: a first author's proof with minor corrections and a marginal query by WMR; and three uncorrected and undated copies of the final proof, copy 1, copy 2, and copy 3. The British Library proofs have a copy of the first revise proofs for this signature (dated 10 May).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1