Books About James Branch Cabell

The Romaunt of | Manuel Pig-Tender |
From the Folio of 1579

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Pre-publication Mockup 1931


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Title page recto: The Romaunt of | Manuel Pig-Tender | From the Folio of 1579 | With a Frontispiece by | Frank C. Papé | [device in red and black] | Postprandial Press | Dalton : Georgia | 1931 (see image above).

Title page verso: blank


Dalton Georgia; The Postprandial Press, 1931.


Duodecimo in wraps; 17.4 cm. (6.85 in.) x 12.6 cm. (5 in.); pp. (vi) + (10); (i) blank; (ii) frontispiece; (1) title page (verso blank); (2-10) blank.


Grey wraps. Front cover: [in black on white paper label] The Romaunt of | Manuel Pig-Tender | [in black and red on white paper label: illustration of Manuel on his charger by Thomas Horan] (see image above).


[in black, on grey paper label] [a pen and ink drawing of Oriander the Swimmer, drawn for this publication by Frank C. Papé] | Fro Mimir and derke realms of pestilence, | Swam Oriander in his blinde presence (see image above).

The text is taken from from Canto Ii, lines 7 and 8, p. (3) of the book, although the text is not present in this mock-up.


This copy resides in the Cabell Room at the James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University. The scans were provided to The Silver Stallion by Ray Bonis, Senior Research Associate.