James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

STRAWS AND PRAYER-BOOKS: Dizain des Diversions

Hall Code
Description
SPB-C1 (S)
Storisende Edition 1930

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COMPILATION

Full Title:

Title page recto: [wide spaced double rule] | [in red italic] | Straws and Prayer-Books | Dizain des Diversions | [rule] BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK · · · · MCMxxx | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1924, 1930 BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).

Publication:

New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., March, 1930

Collation:

Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)];

Binding:

Dark green cloth; gilt decorations and lettering on spine; top edges trimmed and gilded, otherwise untrimmed. Spine: [double rule] | THE WORKS | OF | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | XVII | STRAWS | AND | PRAYER | BOOKS | McBRIDE | [double rule]. Front cover: [all enclosed in a single line blind rule] [centered Kalki device in blind, enclosed in a double ruled circle in blind].

Limitation:

OF THIS seventeenth volume of the Storisende | Edition of the works of JAMES BRANCH | CABELL fifteen hundred and ninety copies | have been printed, of which fifteen hundred | and fifty are for sale in the United States and | England | [in italic] This copy is number [handwritten in red] 1551 (see image above).

Dedication:

[in italic] To | BALLARD HARTWELL CABELL | IS DEDICATD WHATEVER MAY BE OF WORTH IN THIS | VOLUME, OR ELSEWHERE IN THE BIOGRAPHY (see image above).

Colophon:

This seventeenth volume of the Storisende Edition | of the works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing | STRAWS AND PRAYER-BOOKS (first published in No- | vember, 1924), was designed by William Dana | Orcutt and printed and bound at The Plimpton Press, | Norwood, Massachusetts. It was completed in Febru- | ary, 1930, after which the type was destroyed. Issued | in March, 1930, by Robert M. McBride & Company, | New York. (see image above).

Dust jacket / Box:

Individual volumes of the Storisende Edition were not issued in dust jackets. Instead, each was wrapped in tissue and sealed. Early volumes in this set were sealed with adhesive paper dots. Later volumes were simply sealed with adhesive tape. Slipcases were provided for each group of three volumes issued together. The slipcases were sturdy cardboard covered in forest green paper, each with a paper label (see image of label above). For more information and photos, see the page for The Works of James Branch Cabell.

Notes:

This is Volume XVII of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.