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

Hall Code
Description
M&TM-A1a
First Printing, Burlington Edition 1915

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COMPILATION

Full Title:

Title page recto: The Majors and | Their Marriages | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | With Collateral Accounts of the Allied | Families of Aston, Ballard, Christian, | Dancy, Hartwell, Hubard, Macon, Mar- | able, Mason, Patteson, Piercy, Seawell, | Stephens, Waddill, and Others. | [device] | [in italic] "Fortuna non mutat genus" | [device] | THE W.C. HILL PRINTING CO., | RICHMOND, VA. (see image above).

Title page verso: Copyright, December, 1915, | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL. (see image above).

Publication:

Richmond, Va.: Privately printed, December 13, 1915.

Limitation:

Copy No. 1: [handwritten in black by the author] For Ballard Hartwell Cabell | [printed] This, the Burlington Edition of | "The Majors and Their marriages," | is limited to one Hundred Copies, | of which this Book is Number [handwritten in red] 1~ | [signed] James Branch Cabell | [signed in blue] Ballard Hartwell Cabell (see image above).

Copy No. 10: This, the Burlington Edition of | "The Majors and Their marriages," | is limited to one Hundred Copies, | of which this Book is Number [handwritten in red] 10 | [signed] James Branch Cabell (see image above).

Collation:

Demy octavo [24.8 cm. (9 ¾ in.) x 15.6 cm. (6 ⅛ in.)]; pp. xii + 188; Page (i) [all enclosed in single rule] [device] BOOKS BY MR. CABELL | [list of 10 titles in 2 sections, Genealogy and Fiction] | [device] (verso blank); (iii) limitation page, with author's signature (verso blank); (v) title page; (vi) copyright; (vii) dedication (verso blank); (ix-x) Acknowledgement at Large; (xi) Contents (verso blank); 13-188 text.

Binding:

Green ribbed cloth; lettering and decorations all in gilt; trimmed top, otherwise uncut. Spine: [double rule] | The Majors | and Their | Marriages | [device] | Cabell | W.C. Hill Printing | Company | Richmond, Va. | [double rule] . Front cover: The Majors and | Their Marriages | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Majors family coat-of-arms] (see image above).

Dedication:

TO | BALLARD HARTWELL CABELL | IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS CHRISTENING (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Not seen.

Notes:

The example shown here is copy no. 10. However, thanks to Ray Bonis, Senior Research Associate, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU, we are also able to show the limitation page for copy no. 1, the dedication copy, with the author's inscription to his son Ballard, and Ballard's signature as well.