James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography


Hall Code
Riv-D1 (S)
Storisende Edition 1929














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Full Title:

Title page recto: [wide spaced double rule] | [in red italic] | The Rivet in | Grandfather's Neck | A Comedy of Limitations | [rule] BY | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [Kalki device] | ROBERT M. McBRIDE & COMPANY | NEW YORK · · · · MCMXXIX | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1915, 1929, BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [rule] | PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (see image above).


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


Medium octavo [23.5 cm. (9¼ in.) x 15.9 cm (6¼ in.)]; xxvi + 322 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-xxiv Contents ; xxv-xxvi introduction (as by Richard Fentnor Harrowby); (1) fly-title, PART ONE; (2) quotation; 3-319 text (verso blank); (321) Colophon (verso blank). Pages (1), (31), (59), (89), (135), (161), (205), (235), (275), and (305) are fly-titles. Pages (i), (viii), (xx), (160), (234), (320), and (322) 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 | XIV | THE RIVET | IN | GRANDFATHER'S | NECK | 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 fourteenth 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 | PRISCILLA BRADLEY CABELL | [14-line dedicatory verse in two stanzas] (see image above).


This fourteenth volume of the Storisende Edition of | the works of JAMES BRANCH CABELL, containing | THE RIVET IN GRANDFATHER'S NECK (first pub- | lished in October, 1915), was designed by William | Dana Orcutt and printed and bound at The Plimpton | Press, Norwood, Massachusetts. It was completed | in August, 1929, after which the type was destroyed. | Issued in September, 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 XIV of the Storisende Edition of the Works of James Branch Cabell