James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

GALLANTRY; an Eighteenth Century Dizain in Ten Comedies, with an Afterpiece

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First Printing 1907














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Title page recto: [decorative border on top and sides] [all enclosed in a red double line box, that enclosed in a black single line box] [in red] Gallantry | [in black] An Eighteenth Century Dizain | In Ten Comedies, with | an Afterpiece | By | James Branch Cabell | [in italic] " Sumite materiam vestris, qui scribitis, æquam | Viribus, et versate diu, quid ferre recusent, | Quid valeant umeri." | Illusrated in Color | by Howard Pyle | [enclosed in a red single line box] Harper device | New York and London | [in red] Harper & Brothers Publishers | 1907 (see image above).

Title page verso: [all enclosed in a single line box] Copyright 1907, by HARPER & BROTHERS. | [line] | [in italic] All rights reserved. | Published October, 1907 (see image above).


New York and London: Harper & Brothers.  Published October, 1907.


Demy octavo [22.7 cm. (9 in.) x 15.3 cm. (6 in.)], x+334 with 3 tipped-in color plates.  Blank recto, followed by color frontispiece on verso, with tissue guard printed in red; (i) title page; (ii) copyright page;  (iii) dedication (verso blank); (v) foreward {verso blank); (vii) Contents (verso blank); (ix) Illustrations (verso blank); text (1)-334. Pages (1), (7), (11), (45), (67), (93), (113), (139), (169), (239), (267), (293), (321), and (331) are fly-titles. Pages (12), (46), (68), (94), (114), (140), (170), (240), (268), (294), and (322) list Dramatis Personae to each story. Pages (2), (8), (92), (112), (168), (266), (320), (330), and (332) are blank. Illustrations, each with a tissue guard printed in red, face pp. 174, 190, and 218.


Grey cloth; with ornate silver and white stamped decorations, gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed. Spine: GALLANTRY | CABELL | HARPERS.  Front Cover: GALLANTRY |JAMES BRANCH CABELL (see image above). The design of the binding is uniform with the first state of Chivalry (1909).


Color plate by Howard Pyle with tissue-guard, inscription on guard sheet (in red) THE DEATH OF CAZIO (see image above).


TO THE MEMORY OF | Midshipman James R. Branch | KILLED AT ANNAPOLIS, NOVEMBER 5, 1905 | THIS VOLUME, SINCE IT TREATS OF GALLANTRY | IS DEDICATED, AS BOTH IN LIFE AND DEATH | AN EXPONENT OF THE WORD'S TRUE | AND HIGHEST MEANING | [device} | [in italic] "A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool | understand this ... Shall the throne of iniquity | have a fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief | by a law?"


Green pictorial endpapers (see image above).

Dust jacket / Box:

Book is wrapped in a printed glassine jacket reading: [all in a single ruled box] GALLANTRY | By | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | Price $2.00 | HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS; all enclosed in an olive green gift box with a pasted-on color plate by Howard Pyle (the same image used for the endpapers). The words GALLANTRY | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | ILLUSTRATED BY | HOWARD PYLE | frame the plate above and HARPER & BROTHERS | PUBLISHERS | NEW YORK AND LONDON frame it below (see images above).


All illustrations are by Howard Pyle.