Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature X (Delaware Museum, author's first proof, partial copy)

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: 307-320
Issue: 1
Authorization: DGR


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 partial copy with corrections of the author's first proof for Signature X. The complete copy of this signature, in the British Library copy of the proofs, does not have all the changes that appear in this copy of the signature.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the author's first proof, the Delaware proofs for Signature X include the following: two copies of the first revise, a partial copy and a complete copy, both with corrections; and two copies of the second revise, copy 1 and copy 2, both with corrections. The British Library proofs have a complete copy of the first author's proofs for this signature (dated 6 May). The latter were worked over by DGR before these Delaware first author's proofs.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1