Cabell's Contributions to Books


Hall Code
Cabell Contribution(s)
A11b (E7)
Revised Edition 1932
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Full Title:

Title page recto: JAMES BRANCH | CABELL | [in italic] By | CARL VAN DOREN | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK :: :: :: :: :: :: 1932 (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1925, BY | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | COPYRIGHT, 1932, BY | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | [rule] | [in italic] Printed in the United | States of America | [rule] | First printing, February, 1925 | Second printing, November, 1925 | New and Revised Edition | February, 1932 (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co.; 1932


Thin crown octavo [20.6 cm. (8⅛-in.) x 14.6 cm. ( 5¾-in.)]; 1 blank leaf + iv + 90 + 1 blank leaf; 1 blank leaf; (i) title page; (ii) publication data; (iii) CONTENTS (verso blank); 1-86 text; 87-89 THE BOOKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL (verso blank), one blank leaf


Black cloth; gilt lettering on spine; front cover sigle rule boxed in blind; top edge trimmed else untrimmed. Spine: JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [device] | Van Doren | McBRIDE (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Cream paper; sepia brown lettering, decorations, and illustration (see image above).

Spine: JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [rule] | CARL | VAN | DOREN | [two sets of diagonal triple rules - extended from front panel decoration] | McBRIDE

Front panel: JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [diagonally within two sets of triple rules, in italic] [4-line quote from Carl Van Doren, comparing Mr. Cabell with Hawthorne and Melville] | [at left] By | CARL | VAN DOREN | [at right] [line caricature of Mr. Cabell, artist not attributed]

Rear panel: MODERN AMERICAN WRITERS | [rule] | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [in italic] By CARL VAN DOREN | [in italic] New and revised edition | [15-line blurb] | [extracts from two reviews] | PREVIOUSLY ISSUED: | [six titles of books in the series, in two columns] | [rule] ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | 4 West Sixteenth Street New York, N. Y.

Front flap: [flush right] Net, $2.50 | [rule] | THE WORKS OF | [ in italic] James Branch Cabell | [list of 18 works by Mr. Cabell] | [rule] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | [in italic] Publishers New York

Rear flap: [heavy rule] [in italic] Are You Interested in | Book News? | [6-line advertisement] | [decorated rule] | [coupon] | [two heavy rules] | [in italic] Throw off the Shackles of | Your Environment | [advetisement for Travel Magazine] | [decorfated heavy rule]


This revised edition of JAMES BRANCH CABELL was also issued by The Literary Guild, together with THESE RESTLESS HEADS, TRH-A2a.

It is also interesting to note that the printing history on the verso of the title page omits the 1928 third printing, *A11e.