James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE LINE OF LOVE: Dizain des Mariages

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Storisende Edition 1928


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Full Title:

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

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1905, 1921, 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.)]; xx + 288 pp.; (i) blank; (ii) limitation; (iii) series title / half-title; (iv) quotation; (v) title page; (vi) publication data; (vii) dedication (verso blank); ix-xvi Author's Note (signed by the author, verso blank); xvii-xix Contents (verso blank); (1) fly-title THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY (verso blank); 3-285 text (verso blank); (287) colophon (verso blank). Pages (1), (7), (35), (65), (89), (119), (157), (187), (223), (249), and (279) are fly-titles.


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 | VII | THE | LINE OF | LOVE | 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 seventh 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] 82 (see image above).


[in italic] To | ROBERT GAMBLE CABELL I | "He loved chivalrye, | Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisye, | And of his port as meek as is a mayde, | He never yet no vilein ne said | In al his lyf, unto no maner wight | He was a verray parfit gentil knyght" (see image above).


This seventh volume of the Storisende Edition of the | works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing THE | LINE OF LOVE (first published in September, 1905), | was designed by William Dana Orcutt and printed | and bound at The Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massa- | chusetts. 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 VII of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell.