James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice

Hall Code
Jur-D12 (E)
Twelfth English Unillustrated Printing 1938















Full Title:

Title recto: JURGEN | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Bodley Head device] | JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD | LONDON (see image above).

Title verso:First published in Limited Edition in 1921 | First Unliomited Edition 1923 | Reprinted 1923 (twice), 1924, 1925, 1926 | (twice), 1928, 1929, 1931 and 1935 | Included in The Bodley Head Library in 1938 | Made and Printed in Great Britain by | Butler & Tanner Ltd., Frome and London (see image above).


London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1938


16mo. [17.3 cm (6 13/16-inches) x 11.8 cm. (4⅝-inches)], xiv + 328; (i) title page; (ii) publication data; (iii) dedication; (iv) quotations; (v)-(vi) but paginated as ("vii")-("viii") INTRODUCTION; (vii)-(viii) but paginated as ("ix")-("x") CONTENTS; (ix) fly title: A FOREWORD (recto blank); (xi)-(xii) but paginated as ("xiii")-("xv") text of FOREWORD (verso blank); (1) half-title (verso blank); 3-325 text (verso blank); (327)-(328) excerpt from an article by C.E. Bechhoffer, originally published in The Times Literary Supplement, Juner 16, 1921.


Pink cloth; gilt lettering and decorations on spine; blind stamped lettering and decorations on front cover; all edges trimmed; tops stained pink. Spine: [all in gilt] JURGEN | [device] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [device] | THE BODLEY | HEAD (see image above).


TO | BURTON RASCOE | [twelve line acrostic poem in three quatrains] (see image above).


Pale yellow paper; momotone woodcut of a goddess in light grey, artist unknown (see image above).

Dust jacket:

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

Spine: JURGEN | [device of small five-pointed star] | [Bodley Head device] | THE | BODLEY HEAD | LIBRARY | 15

Front panel: JURGEN | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Bodley Head Library device] | THE BODLEY HEAD | LIBRARY

Rear panel: blank

Front flap: [19-line blurb for The Bodley Head Library in three paragraphs] | [flush right, in italic] 3s. 6d. net

Rear flap: [list of 18 titles in The Bodley Head Library}