Binding Design: Songs Before Sunrise [2]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: White buckram on boards. Design blocked in gold on upper and lower covers and spine.
Dimensions: 9 1/5 x 6 3/10 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1871


Current Location: The British Museum

Scholarly Commentary


This is the design for the de luxe edition of Swinburne's Songs Before Sunrise volume. The design is copied after the one DGR created for his 1870 volume and that he used again for his two 1881 volumes. (For an example see the cover design for the de luxe edition of the 1881 Ballads and Sonnets .)


  • DGR: Painter and Poet, Birmingham, 1973, 59 (no. 234).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: sa125.rap.xml