Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature U (Delaware Museum, first author's 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: 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 corrected copy of the first author's proof for Signature U. DGR would make further corrections in later revises. The marginal query on page 297 referencing the printer's copy would be dealt with in later proofs.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this first author's proof, the Delaware proofs include the following: an author's first revise, with corrections; and three uncorrected and undated copies of the final revise, 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