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Ballads and sonnets: PB 71-2005

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Ballads and sonnets

Maker(s)

Author: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Annotator: Rossetti, W. M.
Annotator: Rossetti, Christina Georgina
Annotator: Cockerell, Sydney C.
Publisher: Ellis and White
Printer: Chiswick Press

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Description

By Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Contents: Ballads. -- The house of life. -- Lyrics, &c. -- Sonnets

Tipped in on verso of t-p for "The House of Life": Drawing of "The Sonnet" by D. G. Rossetti with inscription on reverse: "size of Treasury of English Sonnets" in hand of Christina Rossetti; also note by W. M. Rossetti.
Tipped in on advert at end of book: Table of contents in D. G. Rossetti’s hand.
Various items found loose in book: Postcard of tomb of D. G. Rossetti sent to S. C. Cockerell with message dated 28.12.32; copy of a photograph "A game of chess with Dante Rossetti"; cutting of auction catalogue including reproduction of autograph ms The Sonnet; note on card in connection with the drawing; Royal Academy of Arts card indicating the book was loaned for their Rossetti Exhibition 1973; bookmarker with the word "Affection".

Inscription on title-page: "To my dearest Mother, this first copy. Sept. 1881. D G Rossetti."
Inscription on verso of front endpage: "W. M. Rossetti from [?] Christina’s books 1894".
Ms note by W. M. Rossetti on reverse of drawing: "The ink here is Christina’s writing (the other penciling mine) - Gabriel gave to his mother, for her 80th birthday a copy of Main’s Treasury of Sonnets, with his inserted design (well known) of "The Sonnet". The drawing over-page is an alternative design (I know no other form of it) for the same subject. Date wd be towards April 80".
Ms note by Cockerell on verso of front endpage: "The table at the end is in DGR’s writing. The bookmarker was probably his mother’s. The design inserted in the middle of the book is by DGR, the writing in ink on the back being Christina’s with the pencil notes WMR’s. WMR gave it me 7 Dec 1901. SCC".

Xii, 159, [6], 164-335, [2] p ; 20 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-10) by Surtees, Virginia

Dating

1880 CE - 1881 CE

Note

Bound in green cloth with pattern of flowers stamped in gold. In slipcase.

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Ink
Printing ink

Techniques used in production

Printing
Drawing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 71-2005
Primary reference Number: 125052
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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