James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

CHIVALRY: Dizain des Reines

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Storisende Edition, 1928














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Full Title:

Title page recto: [wide spaced double rule] | [in red italic] Chivalry | Dizain des Reines | [rule] BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK · · · · MCMXXVIII | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1921, 1928 BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, March, 1928 


Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)];,  xx+297. Blank leaf; (i) blank recto; (ii) limitation notice; (iii) series title/half title; (iv) verse, ““And I, according to my copy…” found on the title pages of previous editions; (v) title page, Chivalry in red; (vi) copyright page; (vii) Dedication; (viii) blank page;  ix-xvii Author’s Note, [signed], Cayford Cottage |August 1927; (xviii) blank page; xix Contents; (xx) blank page; 1-295 text; (296) blank page; (297) Colophon. Fly titles at 9, 15, 47, 77, 105, 133, 167, 193, 203, 229, 257, 289 Blank pages at 2, 8, 46, 76, 104, 132, 166, 202, 256, 288, 296, 299-303.


Dark green cloth; gilt decorations and lettering on spine; top edges trimmed and gilded, otherwise untrimmed. Spine: [double rule] | THE WORKS | OF | JAMES | BRANCH | CABELL | V | CHIVALRY | McBRIDE | [double rule]. Front cover: [all enclosed in a single line blind ruled box] [centered Kalki device in blind, enclosed in a double ruled circle in blind].


OF THIS fifth volume of the Storisende Edi- | tion of the works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL | fifteen hundred and ninety copies have been | printed, of which fifteen hundred and fifty | are for sale in the United States and England | [in italic] This copy is number [handwritten in red] 82 (see image above).


[in italic] To | ANNE BRANCH CABELL | "Ainsi à vous, Madame, à ma très haulte et | très noble dame, à qui j'ayme à devoir at- | tachement et obéissance, j'envoye ce livret." (see image above).


This fifth volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing | CHIVALRY ( first published October, 1909 ) was designed by William Dana Orcutt and printed and | bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachu- | setts. It was completed in March, 1928, after which | the type was destroyed. Issued in March, 1928, by | Robert M. McBride & Company, | New York. (see image above).

Dust jacket / Slipcase:

Individual volumes of the Storisende Edition were not issued in dust jackets. Instead, each was wrapped in tissue and sealed. Early volumes in this set were sealed with adhesive paper dots. Later volumes were simply sealed with adhesive tape. Slipcases were provided for each group of three volumes issued together. The slipcases were sturdy cardboard covered in forest green paper, each with a paper label (see image of label above). For more information and photos, see the page for The Works of James Branch Cabell.


This is Volume V of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.