Binding Design: Poems. A New Edition (1881) [1]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: Plain, dull-green, smooth cloth boards. Design blocked in gold on upper and lower covers and spine. Light, blue-green end papers blocked in indigo.
Dimensions: 7 4/5 x 5 2/5 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1881


Note: The image of the binding is from a copy of the book in the library of Jerome McGann.

Scholarly Commentary


DGR carried over the same binding design to this volume from the one he had made for his 1870 volume of Poems . He used the revised design that did not appear until the second edition of that earlier book. The endpapers for this book are also the same as those he created for the 1870 book.


  • Fredeman, “Woodman, Spare that Block”, 7-41.
  • Grieve,“Applied Art 2”, 79-83.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1