Cabell's Contributions to Books


Hall Code
Cabell Contribution(s)
*A11e (E7)
Third Printing 1928
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Full Title:

Title page recto: JAMES BRANCH | CABELL | [in italic] By | CARL VAN DOREN | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK :: :: :: :: :: :: 1928 (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1925, BY | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & CO. | [rule] | [in italic] Printed in the United | States of America | [rule] | First printing, February, 1925 | Second printing, November, 1925 | Third printing, March, 1928 (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co.; 1928


Large duodecimo [19.6 cm. (7¾-in.) x 13.4 cm. ( 5¼-in.)]; viii + 88 + 1 blank leaf; (i) half-title; (ii) List of Books; (iii) blank; (iv) frontispiece; (v) title page; (vi) publication data; (vii) CONTENTS (verso blank); 1-83 text (verso blank); 85-87 THE BOOKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL (verso blank), one blank leaf.


Black cloth; gilt lettering on spine; blind-stamped decoration on front cover; top edge trimmed else untrimmed. Spine: [straight rule above decorated rule] MODERN | AMERICAN | WRITERS | [decorated rule above straight rule] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | [device] | VAN DOREN | [straight rule above decorated rule] Mc BRIDE | decorated rule above straight rule] (see image above).


[Photograph of Mr. Cabell (a later photo than the one used on the dust jacket)] | [flush right, in italic] Photo by Dementi Studio, Richmond, Va. | [facsimile signature of Mr. Cabell] (see image above).

Dust jacket:

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

Spine: [rule] | MODERN | AMERICAN | WRITERS | [rule] | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | VAN DOREN | [Kalki device] | [in italic] Third | Printing | McBRIDE

Front panel: [in italic] Third Printing | [all enclosed in a single ruled box] JAMES BRANCH | CABELL | [photograph of Mr. Cabell] | [in italic] By | CARL VAN DOREN

Rear panel: [all enclosed in a single ruled box] [MODERN AMERICAN WRITERS | [in italic] Edited by ERNEST BOYD | [in italic] Each, with portrait, 12mo., [in italic] net $1.00. | [list of seven titles, each with a short blurb]

Front flap: [flush right] $1.00 net | THE Kalki Edition OF | THE WORKS OF | James Branch Cabell | [list of 17 titles by Mr. Cabell] | [in italic] Each, Cloth, $2.50 net | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | [in italic] Publshers NEW YORK

Rear flap: [double rule] [in italic] Are You Interested in | Book News? | [9-line advertisement] | [double rule] | [coupon] | [double rule]


James Hall does not list this 1928 printing in his bibliography. This is perhaps understandable, as for some reason it is not listed among the previous printings in the 1932 revised edition, A11b. While the text itself does not appear to be modified from the earlier versions, this printing differs from both the two 1925 printings and the later revised edition in minor ways. There is a photo of Cabell as a frontispiece, which is not present in any other printing. The list of books by "MODERN AMERICAN WRITERS", also present in the 1925 printings, has been updated (omitted in the 1932 edition). The Cabell bibliography that follows the text has been updated, and a note advertising the upcoming Storisende edition has been appended. For the 1932 revision, this bibliography was again updated, and the Storisende note omitted.