James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE SILVER STALLION: A Comedy of Redemption

Hall Code
SS-B3 (E)
Third English Printing 1926





















Full Title:

Title page recto: THE SILVER STALLION | [in italic] By | James Branch Cabell | LONDON | JOHN LANE THE BODLEY HEAD LIMITED (see image above).

Title page verso: FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1926 | [in italic] Reprinted · June 1926 | [in italic] Reprinted · July 1926 | [in italic] Made and Printed in Great Britain by | Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury (see image above).


London: John Lane, 1926.


Crown octavo [19 cm. (7½ in.) x 19.8 cm. (6¼ in.)]; pp. xvi+318; (i) half-title; (ii) [all enclosed in a single ruled box, in italic] BY THE SAME AUTHOR; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; p. v dedication (verso blank); vii Note as to the text of The Silver Stallion; viii-ix THE LORDS THAT POICTESME HAD IN DOM MANUEL'S TIME (verso blank); xi-xiv Contents; xv Introductory Note (verso blank); text pp. 1-308; pp. 309-312 Compendium of Leading Historical Events; (313)-(318) advertisements; pp. 1, (21), (51), (83), (113), (145), (175), (211), (243), and (275) are fly-titles; pp. (22), (52), (82), (84), (114), (144), (146), (176), (212), (244), and (274) are blank.


Grey cloth, purple lettering on front cover and spine; all edges trimmed, tops stained purple. Spine: [diced rule] | THE | SILVER | STALLION | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [three stacked diced rules] | THE | BODLEY HEAD | [diced rule]. Front cover: [three vertical diced rules to the left] | center: THE | SILVER | STALLION | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [two vertical diced rules to the right] (see image above).


TO | CARL VAN DOREN | [12 line acrostic verse in three stanzas. Last stanza in italic] (see image above).

Dust jacket:

White paper, front panel in color, otherwise lettering and decorations in black (see image above).

Spine: THE | SILVER | STALLION | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | Author of | "JURGEN," etc. | 7/6 | NET | THE | BODLEY | HEAD

Front panel: [within colored illustration by Frank Papé, black ground] [white lettering with green edging] THE | S [sized to begin both lines 2 and 3] ILVER | TALLION | [color illustration of old Father Time holding a scythe and an hour glasss, riding an old white horse, signed "Frank C. Papé" in lower right corner] | [in green] JAMES BRANCH CABELL

Rear panel: [all enclosed in a single ruled box] [in italic] BOOKS BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | [advertisements for six of Cabell's books published by John Lane] | [rule] | JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD LTD., VIGO ST., W.1

Front flap: [all enclosed in a single ruled box] [blurb for Payment Deferred, by C.S. Forester]

Rear flap:[all enclosed in a single ruled box] [blurb for Prairie, by Walter J. Muilenberg]


This third printing is printed on thicker paper than the first, measuring 42 mm. across the boards, as opposed to the svelte 31 mm. of the first printing, SS-B1a (E).

The dust jacket on our copy of this printing is identical to that on our first printing.