Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature U (Delaware Museum, final proof, copy 1)

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 18 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 289-304
Issue: 3
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 printer's copy of the final proof for Signature U.

Textual History: Revision

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