James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

SOMETHING ABOUT EVE: A Comedy of Fig-Leaves

Hall Code
Description
Eve-A1 (K)
First Printing 1927

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COMPILATION

Full Title:

Title page recto: SOMETHING ABOUT EVE | [in italic] A Comedy of Fig-Leaves | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | "I WAS AFRAID, BECAUSE I WAS | NAKED: AND I HID MYSELF" | [McBride Liberty Bell emblem] | NEW YORK | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | 1927 (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1927, BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] Published, September, 1927 | (First Impression) | SOMETHINGABOUT EVE | KALKI EDITION | [in italic] Printed in the United States of America | by the Plimpton Press, Norwood. Mass. (see image above).

Publication:

New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1927

Collation:

Crown octavo [20 cm. (7⅞ in.) x 13.3 cm. (5¼ in.); xii + 364 pp.; (i) half-title; (ii) BOOKS BY MR. CABELL; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication (verso blank); vii-ix CONTENTS (verso blank); (xi) THE ARGUMENT OF THIS COMEDY (verso blank); (1) fly-title PART ONE; 3-364 text. Pages (1), (31), (49, (75), (111), (153), (181), (213), (245), (279), (327), and (343) are fly-titles. Pages (30), (153), (180), (244), (278), (326), and (342) are blank.

Binding:

Kalki binding: red brick cloth, gilt lettering and decorations of front cover and spine; tops trimmed, else untrimmed. Spine: SOMETHING | ABOUT | EVE | [rule] | CABELL | McBRIDE. Front cover: Kalki emblem at lower right (see image above)

Dedication:

[in italic] To | ELLEN GLASGOW | —very naturally—this book which | commemorates the intelligence | of women (see image above).

Dust jacket:

White paper, black lettering; illustration in green and black by "jung" on the front panel (see image above).

Spine: SOMETHING | ABOUT | EVE | [rule] | CABELL | [in itlaic] A | Comedy | of | Fig-leaves | [McBride Liberty Bell device] | McBRIDE

Front panel: SOMETHING | ABOUT EVE | A Comedy of Fig-Leaves | [illustration by Jung] | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY - [in italic] Publishers - New York

Rear panel: SOMETHING | ABOUT EVE | [in italic] A Comedy of Fig-Leaves | By JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [20-line blurb in two paragaphs] | [double rule] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | [in italic] Publishers : SEVEN WET SIXTEENTH STREET : NEW YORK

Front flap: [flush right] Net $2.50 | THE | [in italic] Storisende Edition | OF THE WORKS OF | James Branch Cabell | 33-line advertisement for the Storisende Edition in four paragraphs | [double rule] | CHRONOLOGY | [device of three dots] | [list of the first three titles in the Storisende Edition] | [flush right, in italic] (Continued on back flap of this jacket)

Rear flap: CHRONOLOGY | [in italic] (Continued from the front flap) | [device of three dots] | [list of the remaining titles projected for the Storisende Edition, including The Witch Woman as number 17] | [double rule] | [in italic] Apply to your bookseller for further information | concerning the Storisende Edition.