James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

SOMETHING ABOUT EVE: A Comedy of Fig-Leaves

Hall Code
Eve-D1 (P)
Illustrated Edition 1929





















Full Title:

Title page recto: SOMETHING ABOUT EVE | [in italic] A Comedy of Fig-leaves | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | ILLUSTRATED BY FRANK C. PAPÉ | [in italic] " I was afraid, because I was | naked: and I hid myself " | NEW YORK | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | 1929 (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1927, 1929, BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | FIRST PUBLISHED, SEPTEMBER, 1927 | ILLUSTRATED EDITION, SEPTEMBER, 1929 | [in italic] [First impression] | Illustrations Reproduced in Photogravure | by A. W. Elson and Company, Belmont, Massachusetts | THE PLIMPTON PRESS · NORWOOD · MASSACHUSETTS | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., September, 1929


Small royal octavo [24.3 cm. (9 9/16 in.) x 16.5 cm. (6½ in.)]; 1 blank leaf + xxiv + 376 pp.; (not counted in pagination) blank leaf; (i) half-title; (ii) BOOKS BY MR. CABELL; (not counted in pagination) recto blank, verso frontispiece; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication (verso blank); vii-xvi introduction, A LITTLE MORE ABOUT EVE; xvii-xix CONTENTS (verso blank); xxi ILLUSTRATIONS (verso blank); (xxiii) THE ARGUMENT OF THIS COMEDY (verso blank); (1) fly-title PART ONE; (2) quotation; 3-376 text. Pages (1), (33), (51), (79), (119), (163), (191), (223), (255), (291), (339), and (355) are fly-titles. Pages (vi), (xx), (xxii), are (xxiv) are blank. Tipped-in illustrations face pages (iii), (14), (48), (76), (128), (188), (220), (252), (286), (314), (342), and (362). All tipped-in illustrations including the frontispiece are protected by unmarked tissue guards.


Black cloth; gilt lettering on spine and front cover; top edge trimmed and stained red, else untrimmed. Spine: SOMETHING | ABOUT | EVE | [wavy rule] | CABELL | McBRIDE. Front cover: [decorative text above and within an illustration by Frank Papé] Something | about | EVE | [below illustration] James Branch Cabell | |Illustrated by | Frank C. Papé (see image above).


Out of this silvery mistiness came a crowned woman [drawing by Frank Papé] (see image above).


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


Black and white full spread illustrations by Frank Papé (see image above).

Dust jacket / Box:

Gold paper, black lettering and decorations (see image above).

Spine: SOMETHING | ABOUT | EVE | [rule] | CABELL | [McBride Liberty Bell device] | McBRIDE

Front panel: [all enclosed in a single ruled box] [decorative text above and within an illustration by Frank Papé] Something | about | EVE | [below illustration] James Branch Cabell | |Illustrated by | Frank C. Papé

Rear panel: THE KALKI EDITION OF THE WORKS OF | [in italic] James Branch Cabell | [decorated rule] | [list of 17 titles] | [in italic] Each, Cloth, $2.50 net | [decorated rule] | [in decorative script] Robert M. McBride & Company | PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Front flap: [flush right, in italic] $5.00 | [rule] | [device] | ILLUSTRATED EDITION | WITH TWELVE FULL-PAGE DRAW- | INGS AND MANY HEAD AND | TAIL PIECES BY | FRANK C. PAPÉ

Rear flap: blank