James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice

Hall Code
Jur-D8 (E)
Eighth English Unillustrated Printing 1928








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Full Title:

Title page recto: JURGEN | A COMEDY OF JUSTICE | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HUGH WALPOLE [two fleurons] | | [Next five lines in italics] "Of JURGEN eke they maken mencioun, | That of an old wyf gat his youthe agoon, | And gat himself a shirte as bright as fire | Wherein to jape, yet gat not his desire | In any countrie ne condicioun." | JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LIMITED | LONDON (four fleurons) (see image above).

Title page verso: [in italic] Limited Illustrated Edition November, 1921 | Unillustrated Edition January 1923 | Reprinted March 1923 | Reprinted August 1923 | Reprinted January 1924 | Reprinted May 1925 | Reprinted February 1926 | Reprinted October 1926 | Reprinted May 1928 | Printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay & Sons, Bungay, Suffolk. (see image above).


London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1928


Crown octavo [19.1 cm. (7½ in.) x 13.3 cm. (5¼ in.)]; 1 blank leaf + xvi + 334 pp.; 1 blank leaf (not counted in pagination); (i) half-title; (ii) BY THE SAME AUTHOR; (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.


Blue cloth, orange lettering and decorations on cover and spine, top edge trimmed and stained red, else untrimmed. Spine: [decorated rule] | JURGEN | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [decorated rule] | THE BODLEY HEAD. Front cover: [all enclosed in a decorated ruled box] JURGEN | JAMES | BRANCH CABELL (see image above).


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

Dust jacket:

White paper, black lettering. two color illustration on front panel (see image above).


Front panel: [full panel illustration by Frank C. Papé; text within illustration] [in white] JURGEN | [in pink] James Branch Cabell

Rear panel: [all enclosed in single ruled box] [in italic] BOOKS BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | 7s. 6d. net each. | [selections from reviews of eight titles by Mr. Cabell] | [rule] JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LTD., VIGO ST., W 1

Front flap: [in italic] By the same Author | DOMNEI | [in italic] A Comedy of Woman-Worship | With an Introduction by | JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER | [in italic] Second Impression. | Crown 8vo. 7s. 6d. net. | [three quotes from reviews] | [in italic] John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.

Rear flap: [in italic] By the same Author | CHIVALRY | [in italic] Dizain des Reines | Crown 8vo. 7s. 6d. net. | [15-line blurb] | [in italic] John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.