Hand and Soul (Corrected Page Proofs)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Hand and Soul
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1869 August
Type of Manuscript: corrected proof pages
Collation: 6 leaves
Note: leaves numbered 23 - 33, centered
Corrector: DGR


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


Scholarly Commentary


Torn from a copy of The Germ , where the story was first printed in the January 1850 issue, these pages were DGR's initial working proof for revising his tale in 1869. The corrections were probably made in August 1869, though a July date is also possible. The corrections made here were carried over into the first of DGR's extensive set of proof and trial book printings that stretched from July 1869 to April 1870—a process that culminated in the publication of his 1870 volume Poems .

The compositor's names on pages 27 and 31 (“Banfield” and “Howliston”) show that this text was used as printer's copy.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: By permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University