Cabell's Contributions to Books

THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE, by Anatole France

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Cabell Contribution(s)
Fourth Modern Library Printing (Spring 1927)
















Full Title:

Title page recto Type G (used 1926-39): [all enclosed in a double rule] The | QUEEN PEDAUQUE [rule] ANATOLE FRANCE | Translated by JOS. A. V. STRITZKO [rule] Introduction by JAMES BRANCH CABELL [rule] Bernhart torchbearer device [rule] THE MODERN LIBRARY | PUBLISHERS: NEW YORK (see image above).


Title page verso: [in italic] Copyright 1923, by | THE MODERN LIBRARY, INC. [double rule] [in italic] Manufactured in the United States of America | for the Modern Library, Inc., by H. Wolff (see image above).

This printing can be dated to Spring 1927 by the catalog at rear, printed contiguously with the text, which includes The Purple Land, by W. H. Hudson, but not Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy (see image above).


Sextodecimo [16.8 cm. (6 5/8 in.) x 10.8 cm. (4 ΒΌ in.)]; (i) half-title; (ii) advertisement; (iii) title; (iv) copyright; [v], vi CONTENTS; [vii]-xii INTRODUCTION; [xviii] THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE, [xiv] blank; 1-253 text; [254-257] catalogue.


Toledano Binding Style 4. Flexible leatherette in brown. This binding is known for other titles in black, green, or blue, so other colors are possible. All edges trimmed. Spine all in gilt: [Double rule] | THE |QUEEN | PEDAUQUE [Rule] | ANATOL (sic)| FRANCE | MODERN | LIBRARY | [Double rule]. Front in gilt: Bernhart torchbearer device. (see image above).


Bernhart design endpapers, as used in Modern Library titles 1925-1929 (see image above).

Dust jacket:

Not seen.


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