Bibliographies of Works by James Branch Cabell

A Bibliographic Check-list of the Works of James Branch Cabell
1904-1921, by Merle Johnson

Hall Codes
F1 (A5)
First Printing 1921


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Title page recto: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC | CHECK-LIST OF THE WORKS OF | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | 1904-1921 | [ in italic] By MERLE JOHNSON | NEW YORK | FRANK SHAY | 1921 (verso blank, see image above)


New York: Frank Shay, 1921


Duodecimo in wraps [18.7 cm. (7⅜ in.) x 11.6 cm. (4 9/16 in.)]; 32 pp.; (1) half-title; (2) limitation; (3) title page (verso blank); (5) fly-title, AN EPISTOLARY PREFACE (verso blank); 7-11 preface by James Branch Cabell (verso blank); 13-15 Introduction (verso blank); 17-28 text of bibliography; 2 blank leaves.


Pine green paper, white paper label on front cover; top edge trimmed, else untrimmed, Yapp edged wraps. Front cover: [all enclosed in a single ruled box] [in italic] By MERLE JOHNSON [rule] | A Bibliographic Check- | List of the Works of | James Branch Cabell | [rule] | 1921 FRANK SHAY Publisher (see image above).


[in italic] THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECK-LIST OF | THE WORKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL | is lmited to 250 copies of which | 200 are for sale. | No. [handwritten in red] 1 | [signed by the author] | [in italic] Uniform with this booklet, The Bibliography of | Walt Whitman. By Frank Shay. Limited | to 450 numbered copies. (see image above).

This copy is numbered "1". The Silver Stallion, however, has seen another copy, much more elaborately inscribed and decorated, also numbered "1". Small private printers sometimes do this sort of thing.


Hall states that the copies were signed by Johnson, but copies have been noted that were unsigned, signed by Johnson alone, signed by both Johnson and Cabell, and occasionally by Frank Shay as well.