James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

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

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First Printing, Second State 1907


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Full Title:

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." | Illustrated 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 noticeably coarser than that used for the first state); with ornate white stamped decorations (the silver and white of the first state has been replaced by an all white color scheme), black (replacing gilt) gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge trimmed (but not gilt, as was the first), otherwise untrimmed. Spine: GALLANTRY | CABELL | HARPERS.  The publisher's name at the base of the spine is in a slightly different typeface than was used in the first issue. Front Cover: GALLANTRY |JAMES BRANCH CABELL (see images above).


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:

The decorated box of the first state does not seem to have been provided for the second or later states. The second state probably was issued with a plain (or minimally printed) paper wrapper, as were the later states of The Line of Love, but we have not seen any surviving examples.


All illustrations are by Howard Pyle.