James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice

Hall Code
Description
Jur-D10 (E)
Week-End Library Edition 1932

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COMPILATION

Full Title:

Title page recto: [all enclosed in a triple ruled box, center rule diced] JURGEN | A Comedy of Justice | [in italic] by | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] with an introduction by | HUGH WALPOLE | JOHN LANE | THE BODLEY HEAD LTD. (see image above).

Title page verso: [in italic] First published in limited edition . . . . . . November 1921 | First unlimited edition . . . . . . . . January 1923 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . March 1923 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . August 1923 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . January 1924 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . May 1925 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . February 1926 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . October 1926 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . May 1928 | Reprinted . . . . . . . . . . . December 1929 | First published in the Week End Library . . . . . . . 1932 | Made and Printed in Great Britain | by Jarrold & Sons, Ltd., Norwich (see image above).

Publication:

London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1932

Collation:

Sextodecimo (foolscap octavo) [17.5 cm. (6⅞ in.) x 14.3 cm. (5⅝ in.)]; xvi + 334 + 1 blank leaf not counted in pagination; (i)half-title; (ii) list of titles in The Week-End Library; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication; (vi) quotations; vii-viii Introduction by Hugh Walpole; ix-x Contents; (xi) A FOREWORD (verso blank); xiii-xv text of foreword (verso blank); (1) fly-title (verso blank); 3-325 text (verso blank); (327-328) Critical opinion of James Branch Cabell; pp. (329-334) Publisher's advertisements; 1 blank leaf.

Binding:

Red cloth; gilt and blind stamped lettering and decorations on spine and front cover; all edges trimmed, tops stained red. Spine: [all in gilt] [triple rule, center rule diced] | JURGEN | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [John Lane intial device] | [triple rule, center rule diced] | THE BODLEY | HEAD | [triple rule, center rule diced]. Front cover: [all enclosed in a blind stamped single ruled diced box] | [Facsimile of Mr. Cabell's signature in lower right corner, in gilt] (see image above).

Dedication:

TO | BURTON RASCOE | [dedication in acrostic verse of three quatrains] (see image above).

Dust jacket:

White paper, lettering in black, decorations in color and black and white (see image above).

Spine: [lettering over background of colored horizontal bars] JURGEN | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | 3/6 net | THE BODLEY | HEAD

Front panel: [lettering over background of colored horizontal bars] JUEGEN | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [illustration in black and white at lower right, lettered within the illustration: THE [device] | WEEK | END [device] | LIBRARY| [row of three devices]]

Rear panel: [lettering over background of colored horizontal bars]

Front flap: The Week-End Library | [in italic] Foolscap 8vo. 3s. 6d. net each volume. | [list of titles in The Week-End Library] | [in italic] Other volumes in preparation | JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LTD.

Rear flap: The | Week-End | Library | [29-line blurb for The Week-End Library] | The Bodley | Head