The Silver Stallion

Cabell's Contributions to Books

LITTLE VERSES AND BIG NAMES, anon. [Stewart Edward White]

Hall Code
Cabell Contribution(s)
First Printing
Involuntary Sonnet















Full Title:

Title page recto: [double rule] | LITTLE VERSES | AND BIG NAMES | [rule] | [publisher's device] | NEW YORK : : : M C M X V | GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: [rule] | COPYRIGHT, 1915. | BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY | [rule] (see image above).


New York: George H. Doran Co.; 1915


Medium octavo [23.3 cm. (9 3/16-in.) x 17.3 cm. (6⅞-in.)]; xx + 306 + one blank leaf; (i) half-title (verso blank); frontispiece (on verso, leaf not counted in pagination); (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) reproduced letter from Woodrow Wilson (verso blank); vii-viii NOTA BENE; ix-xi THE PRAYER AND THE ANSWER (verso blank); xiii-xix CONTRIBUTIONS. VERSE AND PROSE (verso blank); (1) fly-title (verso blank); 3-305 text (verso blank; one blank leaf.


Red cloth; gilt lettering on spine and front cover; tops trimmed, else untrimmed. Spine: [in decorative script] Little | Verses | and |Big | Names | GEORGE H. | DORAN | COMPANY. Front cover: [in decorative script] Little Verses | and Big Names (see image above).


Watercolor of "A Persian Mother" by Hugo Ballin (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Not seen.


The proceeeds from the sale of this book will be devoted to providing pure milk for sick babies and the maintenance of a Visiting Nurse.

This first sentence from the Nota Bene explains the purpose of the book. It is a miscellany of verse, short prose, illustrative art, and music; all contributions were donated by the authors. Mr. Cabell's contribution was "INVOLUTARY SONNET TO THE WORKERS FOR "LITTLE VERSES AND BIG NAMES" " (see image above).