Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature Y (Delaware Museum, third revise, WMR's 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 18 (circa)
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 321-336
Issue: 4
Authorization: DGR
Collation: Y 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 WMR's complete copy of the final revise proof for Signature Y. WMR's notes and suggestions appear on pages 326, 332, and 334, and the text shows some printer's notations as well.

Textual History: Revision

Besides this copy of the third revise proof, the Delaware proofs for Signature Y include the following: a complete copy of the first author's proof, with many corrections; an author's first revise with various corrections; a partial set of a second revise, (comprising pages 321,329-332); two sets of the third revise, a complete set with two further DGR revisions to the sonnet ordering, and this set, WMR's copy. The British Library proofs have another complete copy of the first revise proof for this signature (dated 10 May).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1