James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE CORDS OF VANITY

Hall Code
Description
*CoV-A2a
Second Printing, Second State 1909

IMAGES:

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COMPILATION

Full Title:

Title page recto: The Cords of Vanity | [in italic] By | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | publisher's device | New York | Doubleday, Page & Company | 1909 (see image above).

Title page verso: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF TRANSLATION| INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN | COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY | PUBLISHED, MARCH, 1909 (see image above).

Publication:

New York; March, 1909

Collation:

Crown octavo [19.5 cm. (7 ¾ in.) x 13 cm. (5 ⅛ in.)], xxii + 342 with tipped-in frontispiece. Page (1) half-title (verso blank); tipped-in frontispiece; (iii) title page; (v) Dedication (verso blank); (vii) six-line prose quotation (verso blank); ix-x Contents; (xi) fly-title PROLOGUE; xiii-xxii (although numbered xi-xx) Prologue; (1) fly-title (verso blank); 3-341 text (verso blank).

Binding:

Red ribbed cloth; white printing on spine and front; all edges trimmed. Spine: [in italic] The | CORDS | [in italic] of | VANITY | Cabell | DOUBLEDAY | PAGE & CO. Front cover: [all enclosed in a single line blind rule] [at top, enclosed in a single line box] [in italic] The | CORDS | [in italic] of | VANITY |[at foot] James Branch Cabell (see image above).

Frontispiece:

Painting of a man seated (attributed by Brussel to C. Coles Phillips); subscribed "I ADORED WITHIN THESE FOUR YEARS PRECISELY A DOZEN GIRLS, | AND . . . WROTE VERSES OF THEM." (see image above).

Dedication:

TO | GABRIELLE BROOKE MONCURE | [in italic] Plus sapit vulgus, quia lantum, quantum opus est, sapit. (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Not seen.

Notes:

See issue notes on index page for The Cords of Vanity.