James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE MAJORS AND THEIR MARRIAGES, with collateral Accounts of the allied Families of Aston, Ballard, Christian, Dancy, Hartwell, Hubard, Macon, Marable, Mason, Patteson, Piersey, Seawell, Stephens, Waddill, and Others


circu;arThis single sheet broadside (9" x 6") was written by Mr. Cabell and distributed to members of the families listed in The Majors and their Marriages as an advertisement. This is, as far as we know, a previously unreported Cabell original (albeit a minor one), and as such we have assigned it the Hall/SS No. *A43. In it, Mr. Cabell discusses the content of the new book, its appeal to the families involved, and particulars of the printing. In it, he notes that the Burlington Edition will be limited to 100 numbered and signed copies, and that 50 copies are still unsubscribed. He also notes that the number of copies of the Roxbury Edition "will be determined in number entirely by the number of advance orders." He further notes that 'neither edition will be reprinted."

The superscript title "CIRCULAR SENT MEMBERS OF THE FAMILIES INTERESTED" was not printed as part of the broadside, but was typed on later. Previous bibliographers have all stated that the Roxbury Edition consisted of 200 copies in either buff or grey wraps.