James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

SOMETHING ABOUT EVE: A Comedy of Fig-Leaves

Hall Code
Eve-C1 (S)
Storisende Edition 1929














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Full Title:

Title page recto: [wide spaced double rule] | [in red italic] | Something About Eve | A Comedy of Fig-Leaves | [rule] BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK · · · · MCMXXIX | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1927, 1929, BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., March, 1929


Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)]; 1 blank leaf + xx + 320 pp. + 1 blank leaf; blank leaf (not counted in pagination); (i) blank; (ii) limitation; (iii) series title / half-title; (iv) quotation; (v) title page; (vi) publication data; (vii) dedication (verso blank); ix-xviii Author's Note (signed by the author); xix-xx Contents; (1) fly-title, PART ONE; (2) quotation; 3-318 text; (319) colophon (verso blank); 1 blank leaf (not counted in pagination).


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 | X | SOMETHING | ABOUT EVE | McBRIDE | [double rule]. Front cover: [all enclosed in a single line blind rule] [centered Kalki device in blind, enclosed in a double ruled circle in blind].


OF THIS tenth volume of the Storisende | Edition 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] 992 (see image above).


[in italic] To | ELLEN GLASGOW | —very naturally—this book which | commemorates the intelligence | of women (see image above).


This tenth volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing SOME- | THING ABOUT EVE (first published in September, | 1927), was designed by William Dana Orcutt and | printed and bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, | Massachusetts. It was completed in February, 1929, | after which the type was destroyed. Issued in March, | 1929, by Robert M. McBride & Company | New York. (see image above).

Dust jacket / Box:

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 X of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.