James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

GALLANTRY; Dizain des Fêtes Galantes

Hall Code
Gal-C2 (RS)
Red Binding, Storisende Text 1932















Full Title:

Title page recto: Gallantry | Dizain des Fétes Galantes | [double rule] | BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | [double rule] | NEW YORK : MCMXXXII | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1907, 1922, 1928 | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1932


Medium octavo [22.9 cm. (9 in.) x 15.2 cm. (6 in.)]; xxix + 344 pp.; (i) title page; (ii) publication data; (iii) dedication (verso blank); (v)-(xiii) [ix]-[xix] Author's Note (signed by the author, verso blank); (xv) [xxi] Contents (verso blank); (xvii) fly-title, The Epistle Dedicatory (verso blank); (xix)-(xxiii) [xxv]-[xix] text of The Epistle Dedicatory (verso blank); (xxv) [xxxi] The Prologue; (xxvi) [xxxii] quotation; (1) fly-title, "Simon's Hour"; (2) Dramatis Personæ; 3-340 text; 341-342 The Epilogue; (343) colophon. Pages (xvii), (xvii), (1), (37), (61), (87), (109), (137), (167), (245), (273), (301), and (331) are fly-titles. Pages (iv), (xiv), (xvi), (xviii), (xxiv), (36), (60), (86), (136), (166), (244), (330), and (333) are blank.


1. Beginning with page (v), which is numbered as p. [ix], the preliminary pages are paginated incorrectly. This is because they were originally numbered for the Storisende Edition. In this collation, the correct pagination for the prelims is given in (parentheses), while the numeration as printed is given in [brackets].

2. The Colophon, p. (343), was originally printed for The Storisende Edition. This is the only "Red Storisende" that included the original colophon.


Red cloth, gilt lettering and decorations on spine and front cover; all edges trimmed, tops gilded. Spine: GALLANTRY | [rule] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | McBRIDE. Front cover: [Kalki device, centered within decorative border originally drawn by Frank Papé for the American illustrated edition of Domnei, Dom-D1 (P) (see image above).


[in italic] To | JAMES ROBINSON BRANCH | This volume, since it treats of gallantry, is | dedicated, as both in life and death an ex- | ponent of the word's highest meaning (see image above).


This ninth volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing GAL- | LANTRY (first published in October, 1907) was de- | signed by William Dana Orcutt and printed and | bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachu- | setts. It was completed in August, 1928, after which | the type was destroyed. Issued in September, 1928, | by Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Gold paper, with black lettering and decorations. Both the front and rear panels are enclosed in the same Papé border used for the front cover, with Papé illustrations within the borders on both front and rear. The drawing used for this jacket was originally used in the first illustrated edition of The Cream of the Jest, Hall CoJ-C1 (P), facing p. 88 (see image above).

Spine:[triple rule] | GALLANTRY | [triple rule] | [rule] JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [rule] | [rule] | McBRIDE | [rule]

Front panel: [illustration enclosed in decorative border, both drawn by Frank Papé. See note above.]

Rear panel: [same as front panel]

Front flap: [flush right] Net $5.00 | [rule] THE WORKS OF | [in italic] James Branch Cabell | [list of 18 Cabell titles published by McBride] | [rule] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | [in italic] Publishers New York

Rear flap: [rule] | [advertisement for Travel Magazine | [rule] | [rule] | [coupon for Book News] | [rule]


For a more detailed discussion of the "Red Storisendes", see our page on The "Red Storisende" Bindings.