Ballads and Sonnets (1881), proof Signature Z (Delaware Museum, author's copy)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1881 May 7
Pre-Publication Information: proof
Pagination: 337-[advert]
Authorization: DGR
Collation: Z 1, [x]


Current Location: Library, Delaware Art Museum

Physical Description

Font: roman

Scholarly Commentary


This is a unique set of proofs—a state of the printing that disappeared when DGR revised the final signatures of his 1881 Ballads and Sonnets. These two poems moved back into Signature Y when DGR removed two sonnets from the book during his revision of the first author's proofs for Signature Y. The removed sonnets were “On a Handful of French Money” and “ The Staircase of Notre Dame, Paris”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1