James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice

Hall Code
Jur-H1 (w)
First American Paperback Edition (Penguin Press) 1946









Full Title:

Title page recto: JURGEN | A Comedy of Justice | [in italic] by | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [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." | [penguin device] | PENGUIN BOOKS, INC. • NEW YORK (see image above).

Title page verso: copyright, 1919, 1928, by James Branch Cabell | [in italic] All Rights Reserved | Published by Penguin Books, Inc. and | Reprinted by arrangement with James Branch Cabell | FIRST PENGUIN BOOKS EDITION, AUGUST, 1946 | Penguin Books, Inc., 245 Fifth Avenue, New York 16, N. Y. | Penguin Books Limited, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Penguin Books, Inc., 1946


Trade paperback [18.1 cm. (7⅛ in.) x 10.8 cm. (4¼ in.)]. Pp. xii + 276; (i) full page blurb (verso blank); (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication; (vi) three quotations (attributed to Philip Borsdale, E. Noel Codman, and John Frederick Lewistam); (vii-viii) Contents; (ix)-(x) text of A Foreward; (xi) Fly-title (verso blank); 1-275 text; (276) publisher's advertisements.


Black and white lettering, colored illustration of front panel (see image above).

Spine: [in white on upper green bar] 601 | [lettered down in black on white ground] JURGEN JAMES BRANCH CABELL

Front panel: [in white on upper green bar] 601 [penguin logo]

Rear panel: [green bar] [in black on white ground] [in italic] About the author [author's photo] [at right] JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [25-line biography of Mr. Cabell] | [green bar] | [on black bar] [penguin logo]


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


This was the first American paperback edition of Jurgen.