James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice
McBride Printings in the Kalki Binding

Hall Code
Jur-A8 (K)
Eighth Printing 1922















Full Title:

Title page recto: Jurgen | [rule broken by the lower portion of the "g"] | [in italic] A Comedy of Justice | [rule] | By |JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic]"Of JURGEN eke they maken mencioun | That of an old wyf gat his youthe agoon, | And gat himselfe a shirte as bright as fyre | Wherein to jape, yet gat not his desire | In any countrie ne condicioun." | NEW YORK | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | 1922 (see image above).

Title page verso: Copyright, 1919, by | Robert M. McBride & Co. | [rule] | [in italic] Printed in | The United States of America | Second Edition, November, 1919 | Third Edition, December, 1919 | Fourth Edition, October, 1922 | Fifth Edition, November, 1922 | Sixth Edition, November, 1922 | Seventh Edition, November, 1922 | [in italic] Eighth Printing, November, 1922 [rule] Published, September 1919 (see image above).


New York: Robert M. Mc Bride & Co., 1922


Crown octavo [20 cm. (7⅞ in.) x 14 cm. (5½ in.)]; 2 blank leaves not counted in pagination + (viii) + 368: Pp. 1 blank leaf (not counted in pagination); (i) half-title; (ii) Books by Mr. Cabell ; (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) Fly-title (verso blank); (1)-(6) text of A Foreword;(7) fly-title (verso blank); text pp. 9-368; followed by 1 blank leaf (not counted in pagination).


Kalki binding: Red-brown cloth; top edge trimmed, otherwise uncut; gilt lettering and decorations on front cover and spine. Spine: JURGEN | [rule] | CABELL | McBRIDE. Front cover: [Kalki device of a stallion rampant in every member] (see image above).


TO | BURTON RASCOE; followed by dedication in acrostic verse of three quatrains (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Not seen.


Beginning with this printing, the text of The Judging of Jurgen (JoJ-A1) was incorporated into the foreword of the Kalki printings of Jurgen.