James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

JURGEN: A Comedy of Justice

Hall Code
Jur-E1 (S)
Storisende Edition 1928














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Full Title:

Title page recto: [wide spaced double rule] | [in red italic] | Jurgen | A Comedy of Justice | [rule] BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK · · · · MCMXXVIII | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1919, 1928, BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


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


Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)]; xxx + 374 pp.; (i) blank; (ii) limitation; (iii) half-title; (iv) quotation; (v) title page; (vi) publication data; (vii) dedication (verso blank); (ix) quotations (verso blank); xi-xxi Author's Note (signed by the author, verso blank); xxiii-xxiv Contents; (xxv) fly-title, A Foreword (verso blank); xxvii-xxix text of A Foreword (verso blank); (1) fly-title (verso blank); 3-371 text (verso blank); (373) colophon (verso 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 | VI | JURGEN | 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 sixth 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 | BURTON RASCOE | [12-line acrostic verse in three stanzas] (see image above).


This sixth volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing | JURGEN (first published September, 1919) was designed by William Dana Orcutt and printed and | bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachu- | setts. It was completed in February, 1928, after | which the type was destroyed. Issued in March, 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 VI of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.