What's New at The Silver Stallion
This page lists all major changes, updates, additions, and deletions to The Silver Stallion from January 2013 to present.
24th March 2017 - Updated the page for the 1926 first American printing of The Worm Ouroboros, Hall A13, by adding bibliographic data, scans of better copies of the binding and dust jacket, and adding scans of the elusive belly band.
20th March 2017 - Added scans and bibliographic details for a 5th Modern Library printing of The Cream of the Jest in a Style B1 binding, Hall CoJ-D5 (ML). Renamed the existing example of this title in the 5th Modern Library printing, which is in a Style B2 binding, to *CoJ-D5a (ML).
13th March 2017 - Added a new page to the Notes & Essays section - James Branch Cabell in the Modern Library. This page discusses Cabell's Modern Library editions and provides links to our newly uploaded and expanded sections on his ML printings.
8th March 2017 - Added an important new feature to The Silver Stallion - A Supplementary Bibliography of Writings About James Branch Cabell, 1975-2015. This new feature builds on the work previously published by Francis Brewer and Maurice Duke, and brings their lists of Cabell commentary, reviews, and criticism up to the present.
4th March 2017 - Added scans of E.A. Edkins' The Scarlet Cockatoo, which reprints the poem "Pronounced Cabell" (the poem apparently first appeared in The Chicago Tribune under Edkin's nom de journal "Ernie of Highland Park.") Added scans of Carl Van Doren's James Branch Cabell, Literary Guild edition, in the black binding, A11d. Added scans and bibliographic data for the first printing of Beyond Life in the "Italian chocolate" binding, BL-A1a.
We are in the process of overhauling the layout of The Silver Stallion, and have already made some changes to the index. Some planned features never actually came to fruition and have been deleted, while others have been reorganized under Notes & Essays. Look for more to come soon. We'll keep you updated here on the changes as they emerge.
26th February 2017 - Added a new scan of "Pro Honoria", Brewer No. 214. This was taken from an original 1915 copy of McBride's Magazine, and replaces our previous Google scan.
20th February 2017 - Added a front page link to a new essay on The Cream of the Jest by Timo Virkkala. Relocated Bill Lloyd's article on Cabell signatures to the Notes and Essays section. Added a PDF of The Judging of Jurgen, Brewer 163, originally printed in the New York Tribune, February 8, 1920.
19th February 2017 - Added a scan of the dust jacket for the 3rd Kalki printing of The Line of Love, LoL-B3 (K). Added scans of better copies of the dust jacket and binding for the 3rd Kalki printing of Gallantry, Gal-B3 (K). Completed and uploaded bibliographic data for all of James Branch Cabell's works published before 1920, and for which we have an example. With this, we are taking the next step toward moving The Silver Stallion to an actual working Cabell bibliography, rather than just a photographic record of the details of his different titles and printings. There is still a long way to go.
12th October 2016 - Added scans of a 1951 paperback printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's *A42 The Beautiful and Damned (Cabell jacket blurb) to the Contributions to Books section.
8th October 2016 - Added scans of Edwin Björkman's *A41 Gates of Life (Cabell jacket blurb) to the Contributions to Books section. Added scans of a better example of the binding and a second dust jacket for the fourth Kalki printing of The Certain Hour, CH-A4 (K). Added a scan of a review slip for The King was in His Counting House, KCH-A1.
23rd August 2016 - Added PDF of "An Amateur Ghost", originally printed in The Argosy, February 1902. This replaces the reprint of this story that appeared in Kalki Magazine, Vol. vii no. 4, Whole no. 28, 1978.
13th June 2016 - Upgraded and corrected scans of the article "Sanctuary in Porcelain", originally published in The Virginia Quarterly Review for July, 1930.
11th June 2016 - Added scans of the article "Sanctuary in Porcelain", originally published in The Virginia Quarterly Review for July, 1930.
5th June 2016 - Added scans of the 1971 reprint edition of These Restless Heads, TRH-C1.
30th May 2016 - Added scans of the short story "The Comedian", originally published in Vanity Fair for November, 1921.
29th May 2016 - Added scans of the short story "His Relics", originally published in Ainslee's Magazine for November, 1909.
28th May 2016 - Added scans of the short story "A Casual Honeymoon", originally published in Ainslee's Magazine for May, 1906.
9th February 2016 - Added scans of the 6th Kalki printing of Jurgen, Jur-A6 (K).
31st December 2015 - Added a new binding color (red) and additional information to the page for the 3rd Modern Library edition of Beyond Life, BL-B3 (ML). Added scans of the 4th and 5th Modern Library printings of The Cream of the Jest, Hall CoJ-D4 (ML) and CoJ-D5 (ML). Added scans of the 4th Modern Library printing of Anatole France's The Queen Pedauque, Hall *A7c. Added scans of a better copy of the binding and added the dust jacket for the taller of the two "5th state" Kalki bindings of the 1st printing of From the Hidden Way, *FHW-A1d2.
28th December 2015 - Golden Cockerel Press collector James Freemantle has graciously supplied The Silver Stallion with scans of both known trial bindings for the Golden Cockerel's "Special" issue of Jurgen, bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Suttcliffe, Hall *Jur-Ic and Hall *Jur-Id. Added a scan of the Prospectus for The Jewel Merchants in Lino-cuts, also provided to us by James Freemantle.
11th December 2015 - Added a scan of I.R. Brussel's Cabellian bookplate to the page for his A Bibliography of the Writings of James Branch Cabell: A Revised Bibliography, Hall F3/A21. Added scans and text concerning a letter from Cabell to Brussel discussing the illustrations to The Soul of Melicent, Hall Mel-A1.
30th November 2015 - Added a scan of a better example of the dust jacket for Whit Burnett's The World's Best, Hall A29. Added scans of better examples of the binding and dust jacket for the 1940 printing of the Modern Library edition of Jurgen, Hall *Jur-F3 (ML), as well as additional explanatory text. Modern Library printings of Cabell's books are proving to be an interesting and complicated puzzle to solve. We are still listing this printing, for now, as the 3rd ML Jurgen, but we believe that in the end it is likely to prove to be the 4th printing (at least!). Our coverage of Modern Library Cabell titles continues to be a work in progress, and will be revised as new information is developed.
22nd November 2015 - Added a scan of a better condition binding of the Governors' Edition of The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck, Hall Riv-D2.
5th November 2015 - Added scans of the 2nd John Lane printing of The Silver Stallion, Hall SS-B2 (E). Added a scan of an additional binding color (brown) of the 1st Modern Library edition of Beyond Life, Hall BL-B1 (ML). Added scans of better copies of the binding and dust jacket for the 2nd John Lane printing of The First American Gentleman, Hall FG-B2 (E).
25th October 2015 - Added scans of the 2nd Kalki printing of the revised version of The Line of Love, Hall LoL-B2 (K). Added scans of The Booklover's Answer #3, Jan.-Feb. 1963 (Hall *F22), to the Previous Cabell Bibliographies section.
Added scans and information about Poor Jack, Hall K25. Hall places this "forgery sadly bungled" under his "Miscellaneous" K-series along with a various assortment of odds-and-ends, (including a soft core porn novel from the sixties that mentions Cabell in passing!). Given its notoriety when it was published, Poor Jack seems to us to merit a position more closely tied to "mainstream" Cabell that the "trifles found by moonlight" listed in Hall's K-series catch-all. For now at least, The Silver Stallion has followed Mrs. Brewer's lead and listed Poor Jack on the index page for The Line of Love, since the play is based on the 1923 revised version of "Love-Letters of Falstaff" as it appeared in the 1923 revised issue of the book, LoL-B1 (K). To be honest, we don't find this to be an entirely satisfactory solution. When, in future, we get around to adding a section on Cabelliana, we'll list Poor Jack there too. We are also at present in the process of revising and expanding the Cabellian Arts section. As a play, Poor Jack will also be listed in there.
20th October 2015 - Added scans of the 3rd Modern Library printing of Beyond Life in a Toledano style 7 binding, *BL-B3c (ML). We also note that the dust jacket information on the Index Page to Modern Library printings of Beyond Life needs to be revised. What's shown is correct, but more information is available and will be added soon (we hope).
10th October 2015 - Added scans of The World's Best, ed. by Whit Burnett (Hall A29) to the Cabell's Contributions to Books section. Added scans of The Booklover's Answer #16 (Hall F16) to the Previous Cabell Bibliographies section. Added scans of The Batchelor's Companion (Hall B11a) to the Reprints in Books section.
3rd October 2015 - Added scans of The Biography of Manuel: A Brief Bibliography (Kalki Vol. I No. 2, Hall F17) and A Manual of Non-Manuels (Kalki Vol. II No. 2, Hall F18) to the Previous Cabell Bibliographies section.
26th September 2015 - Updated the Kalki Indices page to include all issues of Kalki Magazine except Volume I (still to come). Added scans of Prometheans, by Burton Rascoe (Hall A22, *A22a, *A22b, and *A22c) to the Cabell's Contributions to Books section.
22nd September 2015 - Added scans of two interesting bits of Cabelliana related to the Papé illustrated Jurgen (Jur-B1). The first of these is an article titled Papé's Illustrations for Cabell's "Jurgen" (Brewer A182), written by Burton Rascoe and published in The International Studio, January, 1922. The second is an "extra illustration" done by Frank Papé for Jurgen, but not used in the book. To our knowledge, this illustration, known as "Jurgen as an Old Man", has only been published once before, in a 1981 limited edition by Nelson Bond.
20th September 2015 - Added scans of This Is My Best, ed. by Whit Burnett (Hall A26), Intimate Portraits, by Barrett H. Clark (Hall *A37), and Straight Down a Crooked Lane, by Martha Byrd Porter (Hall *A38), to the section for Cabell's Contributions to Books (Hall A-series).
19th September 2015 - We've found another one! As mentioned below, several titles have been seen in Kalki type bindings, but without the logo. We've now located a copy of one of these, the 3rd Kalki printing of Chivalry, in a binding with the Kalki emblem. As we said we would, we've amended the designation by assigning Chiv-B3 to the version with the logo and *Chiv-B3a to the one without.
9th September, 2015 - Added a scan of Das Inselschiff, a small magazine published in 1928 by Insel-Berlag, the publishers of of the first German translation of Jurgen (Jur-Ger-1). This little advertising piece includes Chapter 42 of Jurgen as one of its offerings.
We have noticed a number of titles in the Kalki binding, but which lack the "stallion with all members rampant" logo on the front cover. Recently we have found that for one issue, the 5th Kalki printing of The Cords of Vanity, copies exist both with and without the logo. We have given the variant without the logo the new designation *CoV-C5a (K). We have not yet done this for the other titles noted without the logo: Chiv-B3 (K), Riv-A8 (K), CH-A4 (K), and CoJ-A9 (K). We have added an explanatory note to the description pages for each of them. When and if we find copies of these issues that bear the Kalki logo, we will amend the designations of the variant bindings.
5th September, 2015 - Added scans of On Parade: Caricatures by Eva Herrmann, edited by Erich Posselt (Hall B9).
4th September, 2015 - We have revised our page for the 1st printing of Jurgen in a variant cloth binding, *Jur-A1b, adding information from Matthew Bruccoli about this variant. Also based on Bruccoli's discussions, we have tentatively revised our classification of the 3rd printing in the same binding cloth from *Jur-A3a to Jur-A3. See the "Notes" section on the pages for these two issues for more discussion.
27th August 2015 - Added scans of the first English edition of Donald Corley's The House of Lost Identity (this printing not in Hall), to which we have assigned the number *A14b (E).
26th August 2015 - Added a scan of the prospectus for I.R. Brussel's James Branch Cabell: A Revised Bibliography, Hall A21 (and F3).
18th August 2015 - Added a scan of Richard LeGalliene's New York Times review (Brewer A120) to the pages for the first revised issues of The Cords of Vanity, Hall CoV-C1 (K), and Domnei, Hall Dom-A1 (K).
16th August 2015 - Added a new page for the 1952 E.P. Dutton reprint of The Worm Ouroboros, *A13a, which has a dust jacket blurb taken from the Cabell letter that originally appeared in the first American printing, Hall A13.
15th August 2015 - Added new information about the Cabell dust jacket blurb to our entry on E.R. Eddison's Mistress of Mistresses, Hall B12. Added additional information and a copy of an article from Kalki, vol. II no. 4, about the Cabell letter printed in the first American edition of Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros, Hall A13.
14th August 2015 - Added scans of the first (Hall A14) and second (Hall A14a) printings of The House of Lost Identity, by Donald Corley. Added scan of the dust jacket for Ballades from The Hidden Way, BHW-A1.
9th August 2015 - Added scan of the elusive belly band for the 1926 1st American printing of The Worm Ouroboros, Hall A13.
7th August 2015 - Added scans of the second English printing of The First American Gentleman, FG-B2 (E). Upgraded scans of the binding and dust jacket for the 1931 Bonibooks printing of The High Place, HP-B1.
30th July 2015 - Added scans of German translations of Domnei and The Music from Behind the Moon (issued together as Die schönste allen Frauen, *Dom-Ger-1 (w)), The Silver Stallion (Der silberne Hengst, *SS-Ger-1 (w)), The Cream of the Jest (Das zerbrochene Siegel, *CoJ-Ger-1 (w)) and The High Place (Der verwunschene Ort, *HP-Ger-1 (w)). Added scans of a 1974 Swedish translation of Jurgen, *Jur-Sw-2 (w).
11th July 2015 - Added scans of the 4th Kalki printing of Domnei, Dom-A4 (K).
7th June 2015 - Added scan of the dust jacket for Morrow's Almanack and Every-Day-Book for 1930, Hall A16.
9th May 2015 - Added scans of The Smart Set Anthology, Hall B11. Also, work is continuing on adding scans of Cabell's work in periodicals.
2nd May 2015 - Added scans of a 1984 Spanish translation of Jurgen, *Jur-Span-1. Also, in case you haven't noticed, we've spent much of the last two months developing a new section on Cabell's original material first published in periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. This is still very much a work in progress. We're still experimenting with layout, so it may not be in its final form when you first see it, but so far we've uploaded over 60 of his 200+ short stories, poems, articles, reviews, and commentaries. If you have original copies of material of this sort and would like to assist, please contact our editor, Bill Lloyd.
14th March 2015 - Added scans of the Amereon Press edition of Jurgen, *Jur-Q1.
14th February 2015 - Updated the page for the second English printing of Something About Eve, Eve-B2, by adding a better scan of the binding and a new scan of the dust jacket. Added scans of the 1971 reprint of Frances Brewer's James Branch Cabell - A Bibliography of his Writings, Biography, and Criticism, F4 (A30a).
7th January 2015 - Added a scan and text showing the dust jacket for the 1921 John Lane edition of Jurgen illustrated by Frank Papé, Jur-B1.
24th December 2014 - Added scans of the 1949 Swedish translation of Jurgen.
4th December 2014 - Added scans of the 1949 Italian translation of The Nightmare Has Triplets - L'Incubo.
2nd December 2014 - Revised and updated the Other Bibliographies section to add works that include bibliographies of Cabell's work. Previously this section included only stand-alone Cabell bibliographies. This is by no means complete, and we will continue to add these when we find them.
20th November 2014 - Added scans of a better copy, with dust jacket, of the second printing of Smith, Smh-A2. Added scans of the fourth printing of The St. Johns, TSJ-A4. Added scans of the second John Lane printing of Domnei, Dom-B2.
5th September 2014 - Added scans of the 1980 reprint edition of The Devil's Own Dear Son, *DODS-C1. Added a scan of the Ballantine file copy of the 1969 first paperback edition of The Silver Stallion, SS-F1 (w). Added additional color variations of the Modern Library Style 3 & 4 bindings of Beyond Life, *BL-B1a (ML) and BL-B2 (ML). Added a scan of the permission slip insert for the Bechhofer article reprinted in the Papé illustrated Jurgen, Jur-B1 (P).
3rd September 2014 - Added scans of the second printing of Smith, Smh-A2.
2nd September 2014 - Added scans of The American Spectator Yearbook, Hall B10, to the Cabell's Contributions to Books: Reprints in Books section.
28th August 2014 - Added a previously unreported binding variant of the 3rd English printing (1st John Lane printing) of The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck, *Riv-C1b (E). Added a 2nd variation of dust jacket to the 2nd English printing of Domnei, Dom-B2a.
25th August 2014 - Added a link to the new VCU Flickr gallery of images of James Branch Cabell on our Cabell Pictures page.
23rd August 2014 - Added a previously unpublished (as far as we know, anyway) photograph of James Branch Cabell taken in August, 1918.
11th August 2014 - Added a short note on The Yale Review to The Art of James Branch Cabell index page (Hall E3).
8th August 2014 - Added a PDF file with excerpts from the February, 1932, issue of Wings, the magazine of The Literary Guild, to the page on The Literary Guild printing of These Restless Heads, TRH-A2a.
5th August 2014 - Added a new interview with Paul Spencer, two articles by Spencer, and a reprint of Cabell's story "As Played Before His Highness" to The Kalki Archives.
4th August 2014 - Completely revised the Modern Library section of Beyond Life.
28th July 2014 - Added photos of the 2nd printing of Carl Van Doren's James Branch Cabell (Hall A11). Added photos of Goudy: An Acrostic (Hall A25). Added photos of the Ellen Glasgow envelope to the Of Ellen Glasgow page (Hall OEG-A1).
13th July 2014 - Development continues. Added some new photos to the Cabell Pictures page.
12th January 2014 - Added a new page - Notes and Essays, with a link to an essay on James Branch Cabell and Ellen Glasgow.
26th October 2013 - Added a new page - Contributors and Friends of The Silver Stallion. Added scans of The Works of James Branch Cabell Vol. I-XVIII (The Storisende Edition) and the "Red Storisende" Bindings.
25th October 2013 - Uploaded scans and PDF's of the elusive Of Ellen Glasgow, OEG-A1. This is a major milestone for The Silver Stallion - we now have scans of at least one state of EVERY Cabell first edition. In case you hadn't noticed, we've also added Taboo in Lino-Cuts to the Cabellian Arts section.
20th October 2013 - There has been continuous development of the bibliography section since our last update to the What's New page. We have added hundreds of photos, including many (if not most) of the various issues of Cabell's numerous works. We can now present photos of at least one variation of the first printing of every Cabell title except Of Ellen Glasgow. So far, all of the Cabell title scans have come from works in the collections of the editor or webmaster, but neither one of us have a copy of OEG-A1. We are requesting your help - can some kind reader please come to our rescue by providing scans for us to publish? And not only that one - if you can provide scans of any issues we don't have posted, we will be grateful. Of course, any photos you submit will be attributed to you and you will retain copyright. Additionally, you will be added to our Honor Roll of contributors.
As you'll notice, we have been concentrating on photographing, scanning, and uploading pictures of the different titles. We still have a lot of heavy lifting to do in order to turn this site into a genuinely useful bibliography. If any of our readers would like to volunteer to assist us in this huge effort, please email the editor. Assistance in this will get your name on our Honor Roll, too.
In addition to the work on the main bibliography, we have published scans of most titles in the Other Writing by Cabell: Original Material in Books and Other Writing by Cabell: First Appearance in Books of Periodical Material sections. These are based on Hall's "A" and "B" series listings, expanded and (where necessary) corrected.
In the section on Writings about Cabell, we have substantially completed the scans for the sections on Critical and Biographical works and Other Bibliographies. These are based on Hall's "E" and "F" series listings, again expanded and (where necessary) corrected.
And finally, we have redone the Cabellian Arts section, and added new scans of The Jewel Merchants in Lino-Cuts. More to come soon in this section, including works by the Silver Stallion's Artist-in-Residence (virtual) Mike Keith.
8th March 2013 - Added a new section: Special Features. This section will include articles on various subjects related to James Branch Cabell, which we will archive and replace from time-to-time. Our Silver Stallion Special Feature No. 1 is titled Cabell and Machen Through the Decades - Three Essays. General revision to SS front page. Continuing to add new titles and pictures to the Bibliographies.
3rd March 2013 - Continuing to add new titles and pictures to the Bibliographies. Added the new Letters to the Editor feature page.
18th February 2013 - Added a new page - Trifles Found by Moonlight, featuring unusual and entertaining bits of Cabell-related trivia, poems, anecdotes, and what-have-you.
15th February 2013 - Revised the Kalki Indices and Tables of Contents page to add scans of the covers of each issue.
9th February 2013 - Uploaded a new section called From the Kalki Archives. This section discusses Kalki, one of the two Cabell journals founded in the second half of the 1960s (The other was The Cabellian, which we plan to address in future). The section has three parts: (a) Kalki Indices and Tables of Contents - the first installment has been uploaded; (b) From the Kalki Archives - where we will reprint selections from the magazine - the first upload is an article by W.L. Godshalk titled "James Branch Cabell at William and Mary: The Education of a Novelist", which appeared in Kalki, Vol II, No.4, Whole No.8 (1968); and (c) Special Features - the first of which is an interview with Professor William L. Godshalk, by our editor Bill Lloyd. We've published part 1 of this interview, with the second installment to come in the near future.
8th February 2013 - Still working on bringing new features on line. Uploaded the first issue of the Cabell Pictures page, with photographs of the the Cabell family gravesite, taken by Jim Glanville. This page will showcase contemporary and historic photos, drawings, artwork, cartoons, and other images related to James Branch Cabell that have been submitted by our readers.
20th January 2013 - We are continuing development of the site. Most of the pictures (those that we have available) for works originally issued prior to 1915 have been uploaded. We request help from you, the reader, to supply pictures of issues of these early titles that we don't yet have on the site. In a few cases (Chivalry is the most complete at the moment), we have also uploaded the text portion of the entries. Pictures and occasionally text have been uploaded for a handful of later titles, too; search the site and you might get lucky! We have also rebuilt the front page and its index (Yet again! Development continues...) and added a number of other features, including Editor Bill Lloyd's Why a site devoted to James Branch Cabell?, which is probably about as close as we are going to come to a "Mission Statement".
8th January 2013 - The Silver Stallion is officially unveiled on The Rabble Discuss Cabell.