James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE SILVER STALLION: A Comedy of Redemption

Hall Code
SS-G1 (w)
First English Paperback Edition 1971















Full Title:

Title page recto: The Silver Stallion | James Branch Cabell | Introduction by | James Blish | [Tandem device] TANDEM | 14 Gloucester Road, London SW7 (see image above).

Title page verso: First published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head Ltd. | Copyright, 1926, 1927 by James Branch Cabell | Copyright renewed, 1953 by James Branch Cabell | Published by Universal-Tandem Publishing Co. Ltd., 1971 | Made and printed in Great Britain by | Hunt Barnard Printing Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks. (see image above).


London: Universal-Tandem Publishing Co. Ltd., 1971


Trade paperback [17.9 cm. (7 1/16 in.) x 11.1 cm. (4⅜ in.)]. Pp. 256; (1) half-title; (2) Also by James Branch Cabell; (3) title page; (4) publication data; 5-6 Introduction by James Blish; (7) dedication; 8 Note as to the text of The Silver Stallion; 9-10 The Lords that Poictesme had in Dom Manuel's Time; 11-13 Contents (verso blank); 15-19 Author's Introduction; 20 Introductory Note; (21) fly-title; (22) quotation; 23-252 text; 253-256 Compendium of Leading Historical Events. Pages (21), (37), (38), (60), (83), (107), (131), (155), (181), (205), and (227) are fly-titles. Pages (14), (38), (61), (82), (84), (106), (108), (132), (154), (156), (182), (204), and (206) are blank.


White paper, black lettering, front panel decorated with a color painting by Mike Foreman (see image above).

Spine: [lettered down the spine] [Tandem device] The Silver Stallion James Branch Cabell | 5530

Front panel: TANDEM [Tandem device] FANTASY | The Silver | Stallion | James Branch Cabell | 'One of the wittiest, most delightfully entertaining of all | fantasy novels' [in italic] Lin Carter | [illustration: color painting by Mike Foreman]

Rear panel: [20-line blurb in seven paragraphs] | [excerpt from a review by Lin Carter] | Illustration by Mike Foreman | U.K. 7/- 35p [Tandem device over TANDEM] SBN 4260 5530 6


[in italic] To | Carl Van Doren | [12-line acrostic poem in three 4-line stanzas] (see image above).


blish letterThe announcement at left, written by James Blish, was inserted in Kalki, Vol. IV No. 1, Whole No. 13, Winter 1969, as a letter-sized (8½ x 11-inch) folded broadside. It discusses the Society's efforts to get Mr. Cabell's works reprinted in Great Britain, and announces that Tandem Books will publish Jurgen, Figures of Earth, and The Silver Stallion "within the year". Tandem did in fact publish these three titles in 1971: Jurgen Jur-L (w), Figures of Earth FoE-G1 (w), and The Silver Stallion SS-G1 (w). The three titles appear to have been issued more-or-less simultaneously.