Dennis Shand (Corrected Galley Proof)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Dennis Shand
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Printer: Strangeways
City of publication: London
Date of publication: 1869 August
Authorization: DGR
Note on Publication: This is an early galley proof of the ballad.


Current Location: Houghton Library, Harvard University
Catalog Number: MS Eng 1440

Scholarly Commentary


This galley proof of the ballad was used as printer's copy for the Penkill Proofs (1869). It was printed off in early August 1869, or perhaps in July. The only correction is at line 72 where the inverted “e” in “ears” is marked for change.

The first stanza is on a small, separated piece of galley proof. This suggests that the ballad was one of several poems that DGR had printed off in galleys before he saw any of the page proofs that began in August with the Penkill Proofs. The fact that the galley is numbered “5” at the lower right confirms this view. See the discussion of this galley proof in the commentary for the galley proof for “Sister Helen”.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 4-1850.harvard.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University