John Keats (British Library fair copy)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: SONNET ON JOHN KEATS - D.G. ROSSETTI - 1881
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1880
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: [i-iii], [1-2]
Note: This bound volume was put together by T. J. Wise to house DGR's fair copy manuscript. Wise added the book's elaborate title-page.


Current Location: British Museum Library, Ashley Collection
Catalog Number: Ashley 3477

Physical Description

Paper: ruled white laid paper
Dimensions of Document: 22.3 x 17.6 cm
Other Physical Features: leaf torn from one of DGR's typical notebooks

Scholarly Commentary


T. J. Wise bound this booklet for DGR's fair copy of his Keats sonnet, followed by a printed copy and artistic title page with a portrait of Keats as a frontispiece. The booklet cover is red levant morrocco bound by Riviere with an embossed or stamped title. Paper is Whatman's hand-made, uncut in the original blue-grey paper boards, backed with white, with white paper back-label.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 4-1880.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library