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Sterling: Drummond's Tract Depot. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., n.d. [1905].. Octavo, original pictorial salmon cloth. First edition. Didactic tales for religious and moral instruction of adult readers. Prize label dated 1907 affixed to front free endpaper. Cloth rather soiled, spine sunned, several leaves soiled or foxed, a very good copy. COPAC records only one copy; ditto OCLC. An uncommon book. (#115832)

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New York: Robert McBride & Company, 1929.. Large octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-vi] vii-viii [1-10] 11-209 [210: blank] [211: tail piece] [212-214: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks; limitation leaf is an insert], decorations by Frank C. Pap, original Japan vellum-backed decorated blue boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, second impression. The limited issue. One of 850 numbered large paper copies signed by Cabell. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 329. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 02419. Bruccoli 48 (noting that the first impression of the trade issue preceded the 850-copy large paper issue). A fine copy in publisher's paper slipcase (a bit worn at edges), lacking unprinted tissue dust jacket. (#160035)

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1927.. Large octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] [1-2] 3-364, inserted frontispiece, original Japan vellum-backed decorated green boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. One of 850 numbered large paper copies signed by Cabell. Book eleven of "Biography of the Life of Manuel." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-70. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 327. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 178. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 59. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 02413. Brewer 11. A fine copy of an attractive book. (#9791)

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1975].. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] [1] 2-277 [278: colophon], frontispiece, boards (imitation leather). First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A lovely copy. (#160028)

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Temporary Culture, 2007.. Octavo, pp. [i] ii-[iii] iv-vii [viii] [1] 2-53] [54-56: blank], pictorial wrappers. First edition. One of 200 paperbound copies. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Swanwick to David G. Hartwell on the title page: "To David Hartwell -- / because you use this sort / of thing --- / Michael." Additional signed inscription by Barry Humphries to Hartwell on the half title page. A short but essential study. "James Brach Cabell wrote a great many books, but the only serious claims he makes upon posterity lie in his Poictesme books. All else is peripheral to them. Further, these works, the Biography of the Life of Manuel if you wish, are not eighteen in number but six, of which the best are JURGEN, THE SILVER STALLION, and FIGURES OF EARTH. THE CREAM OF THE JEST and THE HIGH PLACE belong in there as well. Not far below these are THE WAY OF ECBEN and possibly a short story of three. These are not an insurmountable number of work to master. Those who start with the core novels a ... Read more

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INTRODUCING JAMES BRANCH CABELL [cover title]

(Cabell, James Branch) Blish, James, and Others

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[Oradell, N.J.: The James Branch Cabell Society, 1970.]. Octavo, pp. [1] 2-15 [16], self wrappers, stapled. First edition. A pamphlet produced by The James Branch Cabell Society which published KALKI: STUDIES IN JAMES BRANCH CABELL. Early issues of the journal were edited by James Blish and William Leigh Godshalk, who here contribute a preface "Cabell and KAKLI." Two useful checklists of Cabell's "Biography of Manuel" and non-Manuels comprise the remainder of the booklet. A fine copy. (#160750)

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THE LINE OF LOVE ..

Cabell, James Branch

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xi [xii] [1-2] 3 [4] 5-290 [291] [292: blank], ten inserted plates with color reproductions of paintings by Howard Pyle, title page printed in orange and black, original decorated olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and gold, pictorial paper onlay on front panel, decorated endpapers, t.e.g. First edition. The author's second book. Book eight of "Biography of the Life of Manuel." Reginald 02403. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Brewer 8. 1905 Christmas gift inscription on recto of frontispiece. Several small spots to cloth, short tear in gutter margin of frontispiece, endpapers a bit foxed with some transfer on blind side of frontispiece and verso of last leaf of text, a solid, good copy. (#160036)

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THE LINE OF LOVE ..

Cabell, James Branch

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xi [xii] [1-2] 3 [4] 5-290 [291] [292: blank], ten inserted plates with color reproductions of paintings by Howard Pyle, title page printed in orange and black, original decorated olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and gold, pictorial paper onlay on front panel, decorated endpapers, t.e.g. First edition. The author's second book. Book eight of "Biography of the Life of Manuel." Reginald 02403. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Brewer 8. A fine copy. (#22128)

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London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, [1925].. Large octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] xiii-xvii [xviii] [1-2] 3-257 [258: blank] [259-260: ads], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by Frank C. Pap, title page printed in red and black, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers with illustrations by Pape, top edge stained red. First printing of the illustrated edition, British issue. The British issue was published in October 1925, preceding the U.S. issue published in December 1925. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-49. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-65. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Literature 323. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 169. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 02398. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, very good copy. (#160033)

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JURGEN: A COMEDY OF JUSTICE ..

Cabell, James Branch

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1919.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-8] 9-368, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. First printing measuring 2.8 cm across top of text block and with unbroken rule on page 144. Book seven of the "Biography of the Life of Manuel." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-67. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 322. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 174. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 96-115. Tymn, (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 58-9. Bleiler (1978), p. 37. Reginald 02402. A fine copy. A lovely copy of the author's best known work. (#155525)

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DOMNEI: A COMEDY OF WOMAN-WORSHIP

Cabell, James Branch

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New York: James McBride, 1930.. Octavo, ten full page drawings and 30 chapter headings by Frank C. Pape, cloth. First illustrated edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with slight age-darkening to spine panel and light shelf wear to spine ends and corners. A very attractive copy. (#82973)

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THE EAGLE'S SHADOW ..

Cabell, James Branch

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New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] xi [xii] [1-2] 3-256 [257-258: blank] [note: first three and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Will Grefe, decorations by Blanche Ostertag, preliminary leaves printed in green, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold, white and blind, spine panel stamped in gold and white, pictorial endpapers. First edition, first state with dedication to "M.L.P.B.". The author's first book. Book seventeen in the "Biography of the Life of Manuel." Brewer 17. Cloth just a bit hand soiled, a bright, very good or better copy. (#138046)

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JAMES BRANCH CABELL: THE DREAM AND THE REALITY

(Cabell, James Branch) Tarrant, Desmond

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1967].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [1-2] 3-292, cloth. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#23806)

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JURGEN AND THE LAW ..

[Cabell, James Branch] Holt, Guy (editor)

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1923.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-78 [79-80: blank], cloth. Limited to 1080 numbered copies. A short review of documents pertaining to the censorship of Cabell's best-known novel, a cause celebre that helped launch his successful writing career in the 1920s. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear and several small chips at edges and internal tape mends. (#139764)

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1934.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-x [1-4] 5-304 [305] [306-310: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original decorated silver cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed. First edition. One of 153 numbered copies signed by Cabell. Consists of twenty letters to famous figures, both real and fictitious. Brewer 35. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#22127)

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STRONG HEARTS

Cable, George W[ashinton]

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899.. Octavo, original decorated green cloth. First edition. BAL 2365. Wright (III) 872. Touch of sunning to spine panel, a bright, tight, very good copy. (#112842)

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THE CAVALIER ..

Cable, George W[ashinton]

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-vii [viii-x] 1-311 [312: blank] [313-316: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], flyleaf at front, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. This printing has no half title leaf, four pages of ads at rear and error "city-bird" for "city-bred" on page 34, line eight. "... [THE CAVALIER] has more of the witchery of [THE GRANDISSIMES] than anything which Mr. Cable has written for a long time ... An acid critic might describe THE CAVALIER as a 'jingo' book, in that it extols, without distinction of caste or cause, the fine old military virtues, -- pluck, resource, gayety in hardship and pain, simple and unquestioning self-surrender." - The Atlantic, December, 1901. BAL 2368 (noted printing 2). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-17. Top edge of text block dusty, a nearly fine copy binding bright ... Read more

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MADAME DELPHINE ..

Cable, George W[ashinton]

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.. Octavo, original pictorial olive green cloth stamped in brown and black. First U.S. (and first separate) edition. Cable's masterpiece, an important local color story set in New Orleans. "With Bret Harte he was one of the causes of the so-called 'local color episode' in American fiction." - DAB. BAL 2333. Wright (III) 870. Cloth worn at spine ends, corner tips rubbed, ex-Lenox Library copy with stamps on title page and bookplate on front free endpaper, a bright, very good copy. (#132789)

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888.. Octavo, original maroon cloth stamped in red and gold. First edition. Collects three novellas: "Carancro," "Grande Pointe" and "Au Large." Light wear to cloth at edges, marginalia lightly penciled on front free endpaper, a very good copy. (#133214)

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] 1-500, four inserted plates with color illustrations by F. C. Yohn, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Romantic novel set on the Mississippi during the 1890s. BAL 2381. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-19. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with minute chips at corner tips. The jacket has a lovely wraparound illustration of steamboats on the Mississippi. (#110171)

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