James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

DOMNEI: A Comedy of Woman-Worship

Hall Code
Dom-A1 (K)
First Printing 1920








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Full Title:

Title page recto: [in decorative italic] Domnei | [in italic] A Comedy of Woman-Worship | By | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | [in italic] "En cor gentil domnei per mort no passa" | [rule] | NEW YORK | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | 1920 (see image above).

Title page verso: Copyright, 1913, by | FREDERICK A. STOKES CO. | [rule] | Revised Edition, Copyright, 1920, | By JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] Printed in the | United States of America | Published, 1920 (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1920


Crown octavo [20 cm. (7⅞ in.) x 13.3 cm. (5¼ in.)]; Pp. 1 blank leaf (not counted in pagination) + viii + 218; (i) half-title; (ii) BOOKS by MR. CABELL; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication; (vi) quotation; vii-viii Contents; (1) fly-title: A PREFACE (verso blank); 3-9 text of Preface (verso blank); (11) fly-title: CRITICAL COMMENT (verso blank); (13)-(14) quotes attributed to E. Noel Codman and Paul Verville; (15) poem "THE ARGUMENT" attributed to Sir William Allonby; (16) attribution of the text to The Romance of Lusignan by Nicolas de Caen; (17) fly-title: PART ONE (verso blank); 19-201 text (verso blank); (203) fly-title: THE AFTERWORD (verso blank); 205-212 text of The Afterword; (213) fly-title BIBLIOGRAPHY (verso blank); 215-218 text of The Bibliography. Pages (1), (11), (17), (51), (81), (139), (203), and (213) are fly-titles. Pages (2), (10), (12), (18), (52), (82), (138), (140), (202), (204), and (214) are blank.


Kalki binding: red-brick cloth, gilt lettering and decorations on spine and front cover, top edge trimmed, else untrimmd. Spine: DOMNEI | [rule] | CABELL | McBRIDE. Front cover: [Kalki device in lower right corner] (see image above).



Dust jacket:

White paper, black lettering and decorations (see image above). We've seen two different states of this dust jacket: one has the McBride Liberty Bell device on the spine, and the other does not. Other than that, the two jackets are identical (see images above).

Dust Jacket #1 Spine: DOMNEI | [rule] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [McBride Liberty Bell device] | McBRIDE

Dust Jacket #2 Spine: DOMNEI | [rule] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | McBRIDE

Front panel: DOMNEI | [in italic] By JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] Revised edition of the Novel First Published as "The Soul of Melicent" | With an Introduction by Joseph Hergesheimer | [24-line excerpt from a 1914 review in The Atlantic Monthly] | [double rule] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | [in italic] SEVEN WEST SIXTEENTH STREET [two devices] NEW YORK

Rear panel: JAME BRANCH CABELL: [in italic] Certain Opinions | [excerpts from nine reviews of Mr. Cabell's works] | [double rule] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | PUBLISHERS [two devices] NEW YORK

Front flap: [flush right] $2.00 Net

Rear flap: blank


rlg reviewRichard LeGallienne reviewed the revised versions of Domnei and The Cords of Vanity in the New York Times, February 13, 1921, under the title James Branch Cabell: "Master of the Pastiche" (Brewer A120). You can access a copy of this review by clicking on the thumbnail at left.