Binding Design: Dante and his Circle (1874)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: Plain, smooth, dark green cloth boards. Design blocked in gold on upper and lower covers and spine. White end-papers.
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1874


Current Location: The image is taken from a copy of the book in the library of Jerome McGann.

Scholarly Commentary


The design of this book's binding is a slightly modified version of the same design he made for the first edition of his book of translations, The Early Italian Poets (1861). DGR had clearly grown fond of the deep green cloth cover he first used in the binding design for his 1870 Poems .


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