Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature X (Delaware Museum, author's first revise, 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 10
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 305-318
Issue: 3
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 first revise proof for Signature X.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the first revise proof, the Delaware proofs for Signature X include the following: an author's first proof (partial copy) with various corrections; another complete copy of the author's first revise (with corrections); and two copies of the third 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).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1