James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice
McBride Printings

Hall Code
First American Illustrated Edition, Fourth Printing 1929





















Full Title:

Title page recto: JURGEN: | A COMEDY OF JUSTICE | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | WITH TWELVE ILLUSTRATIONS BY | RAY F. COYLE [row of three devices] | [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." | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK: 1929 [row of three devices] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1919 | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | ILLUSTRATED EDITION | COPYRIGHT, 1923 | BY ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | [in italic] Published, December, 1923 | Fourth Printing, March, 1929 | JURGEN: ILLUSTRATED EDITION | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., March, 1929


Small royal octavo [24.4 cm. (9⅝ in.) x 16.5 cm. (6½ in.); 1 blank leaf + xii + 368, with 12 tipped-in illustrations including frontispiece (not counted in pagination); (1 blank leaf not included in pagination); (i) half-title; (ii) Books by Mr. Cabell; (not counted in pagination) recto blank, verso frontispiece; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication; (vi) quotations; (vii)-(viii) Contents; (ix) Illustrations (verso blank); (1) fly-title, A FOREWORD (verso blank); (3)-(6) text of foreword; (7) fly-title JURGEN (verso blank); 9-368 text. Illustrations face pages (iii) 16, 32, 64, 106, 148, 208, 236, 262, 276, 346, and 368.


Black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover; top edge trimmed and stained red, else untrimmed. Spine: [in decorative Gothic script] Jurgen | Cabell | [at base of spine] McBride. Front cover: [in decorative Gothic script] Jurgen | A Comedy of Justice | by | James Branch Cabell (see image above).


"I Am Jurgen Who Seeks He Knows Not What" [drawing by Ray F. Coyle] (see image above).


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


Black and grey marbled paper (see image above).

Dust jacket:

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

Spine: [double rule] [in decorative Gothic script] Jurgen | [device] | James | Branch | Cabell | [double rule] | With | illustrations | by | Ray F. Coyle | McBride | [double rule]

Front panel: [double rule] [in decorative Gothic script] Jurgen | A Comedy of Justice | by | James Branch Cabell | With Twelve Illustrations | By Ray F. Coyle | [Kalki device in lower right corner] | [double rule]

Rear panel: THE KALKI EDITION OF THE WORKS OF | [in italic] James Branch Cabell | [decorated rule] | [list of 17 titles] | [in italic] Each, Cloth, $2.50 net | [decorated rule] | [in decorative script] Robert M. McBride & Company | PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Front flap: [flush right] $5.00 net | [decorated rule] | [coupon for Book News] | [decorated rule]

Rear flap: blank