James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

GALLANTRY; Dizain des Fêtes Galantes

Hall Code
Gal-C1 (S)
Storisende Edition 1928














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Full Title:

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

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1907, 1922, 1928, BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., September, 1928


Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)]; xxxii + 346 pp.; (i) blank; (ii) limitation; (iii) series title / half-title; (iv) quotation; (v) title page; (vi) publication data; (vii) dedication (verso blank); ix-xix Author's Note (signed by the author, verso blank);xxi Contents (verso blank); (xxiii) fly-title, The Epistle Dedicatory (verso blank);xxv-xxix text of The Epistle Dedicatory (verso blank); xxxi The Prologue; xxxii quotation; (1) fly-title, "Simon's Hour"; (2) Dramatis Personæ; 3-340 text; 341-342 The Epilogue; (343) colophon (verso blank); 1 blank leaf. Pages (xvii), (xvii), (1), (37), (61), (87), (109), (137), (167), (245), (273), (301), and (331) are fly-titles. Pages (iv), (xiv), (xvi), (xviii), (xxiv), (36), (60), (86), (136), (166), (244), (330), (333), (344)-(346) are blank.


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 | IX | GALLANTRY | 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 ninth 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] 556 (see image above).


[in italic] To | JAMES ROBINSON BRANCH | This volume, since it treats of gallantry, is | dedicated, as both in life and death an ex- | ponent of the word's highest meaning (see image above).


This ninth volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing GAL- | LANTRY (first published in October, 1907) was de- | signed by William Dana Orcutt and printed and | bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachu- | setts. It was completed in August, 1928, after which | the type was destroyed. Issued in September, 1928, | 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 IX of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.