Lyrics, &c. (Princeton/Troxell bound manuscript volume)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Lyrics, &c.
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1880-1881
Collation: [cover sheet], 1-22
Note: The texts were written and gathered for the printer in 1881-1882 but the collection was bound much later by Charles Fairfax Murray.
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: 23289
Note: As the bookplate on the endpapers shows, the volume was owned and put together by Charles Fairfax Murray.

Physical Description

Dimensions of Document: 22.2 x 18.1 cm
Other Physical Features: The watermark of the coversheet is different: GURNEY / IVORY LAID

Scholarly Commentary


This volume, bound up by Fairfax Murray, represents the printer's copy manuscripts of the poems that were printed in the third section of DGR's 1881 Ballads and Sonnets volume. The individual manuscripts represent states of the poems with readings that were subsequently removed in the published text. Cancelled readings also abound in the manuscripts, which also sometimes lack readings that DGR later added.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: lyrics.prinms.rad.xml
Copyright: Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections