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JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER: An Essay in Interpretation

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First Printing 1921


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Full Title:

Title page recto: An Essay in Interpretation | By | James Branch Cabell | [in italic] "And we dreamed a dream one night, I and he; we dreamed | each man according to the interpretation of his dream." | [device in red] | CHICAGO | THE BOOKFELLOWS | 1921 (see image above).

Title page verso: [in italic] One thousand small paper and ninety-nine tall paper copies of this | monograph have been printed for THE BOOKFELLOWS in August, 1921. | The edition is the first; Mr. Cabell the author is BOOKFELLOW No. 513 | and Mr. Brewer the printer is BOOKFELLOW No. 14. | Copyright 1921 by | James Branch Cabell (see image above).


Chicago; October, 1921 (per Brussel).


Thin octavo [ 20.3 cm. (8 in.) x 14.6 cm. (5¾ in.)]; pp. 28 (first 6 unnumbered); P. (1) half title (verso blank); (3) title page; (4) publication data; (5) dedication (verso blank); 7-27 text; (28) blank.


Buff wraps bound with cord of various colors, black lettering on front; top edge trimmed, otherwise untrimmed. Front cover: [device] | JOSEPH | HERGESHEIMER | AN ESSAY IN | INTERPRETATION | [rule] | CABELL | [device] (see image above).


To | JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER | With friendship and large admiration | as goes the past, and with | cordial faith in what | is to come. (see image above).

A Corrected Copy:

There were two typographical errors on page 25 of this small paper issue. One of them was corrected in the large paper issue, JH-A1a, but the second was not. In the copy shown below, inscribed to Morris W. Abbott, Mr. Cabell has hand corrected this error. The second error, "Cythera" for "Cytherea", has also been corrected, but in an unknown hand, not by Mr. Cabell.


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