James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

SMIRE: An Acceptance in the Third Person

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First Printing 1937





















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Title page recto: SMIRE | An Acceptance in the Third Person | BY BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] "He was of that small band, standing out as isolated | figures far separated down the ages, who have the gift | of speech; and who are not workers in this or that, not | ploughmen nor carpenters nor followers for gain of any | craft, but who serve the Muses and the leader of their | choir, the God of the Silver Bow." | GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK MCMXXXVII | DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & COMPANY, INC. (see image above).

Title page verso: PRINTED AT THE [in italic] Country Life Press, GARDEN CITY, N. Y., U. S. A. | COPYRIGHT, 1937 | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | FIRST EDITION (see image above).


Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., March 26, 1937


Crown octavo [20.6 cm. (8⅛ in.) x 14.6 cm. (5¾ in.)]; 1 blank leaf + xii + 312 pp. + 1 blank leaf; (i) half title; (ii) By Branch Cabell (list of books); (iii) title page); (iv) publication data); (v) dedication (verso blank); (vii) Author's Note (verso blank); ix-xi Contents (verso blank); fly-title PART ONE; (2) quotation; 3-311 text (verso blank); 1 blank leaf. Pages (1), (45), (91), (123), (157), (199), (239), and (289) are fly-titles.


Black cloth, silver lettering and decorations on spine, front cover blank; top edge trimmed, else untrimmed. Spine: * | SMIRE | * * | BRANCH | CABELL | * | DOUBLEDAY | DORAN (see image above).


For | HUNTER STAGG | [11-line acrostic verse in two unequal stanzas] (see image above).

Dust jacket:

White paper, ground of spine and front panel is a sepia photograph of a cloudscape; lettering in black (see image above).

Spine: BRANCH | CABELL | [on gold background, in shadowbox italic] SMIRE | DOUBLEDAY | DORAN

Front panel: BRANCH CABELL | [on gold background, in shadowbox italic] SMIRE | AN ACCEPTANCE IN THE THIRD PERSON: | Being the further adventures of the erstwhile Smirt and Smith. | By the author of Jurgen, Figures of Earth, The Cream of the Jest, etc.

Rear panel: [photo of Mr. Cabell at left] | [at right, in sepia italic] BRANCH CABELL | 35-line literary biography of Mr. Cabell in four paragraphs] | [flush right] 57-37

Front flap: [flush right] PRICE, $2.50 | [51-line blurb in five paragraphs for the Nightmare Has Triplets trilogy] | [flush right] 685-36

Rear flap: A Short List | of Distinguished | Fiction by | Famous Authors | [list of eight titles offered by Doubleday, Doran] | DOUBLEDAY, DORAN | [flush right] 1376-37