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1 Cabell, James BranchBetween Dawn And Sunrise: Selections From The Writings Of James Branch Cabell, Chosen With An Introduction And Initiatory Notes By John Macy. 32686
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. Nd (1930?).
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
292 pages.

VG+ copy (lacking the dustjacket).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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2 Cabell, James BranchFrom The Hidden Way: Being Seventy-Five Adaptations In Verse. 13934
Robert M. McBride & Co.: NY. 1916.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Near fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with a small $2 sticker on the front panel.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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3 Cabell, James BranchJurgen: A Comedy Of Justice. 32045
Bodley Head: London. 1949.
16th printing.
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, part of a long series, first published in 1919, (and revised 1921): introduction by Hugh Walpole.

''his best-known works lie within the lengthy sequence Biography of the Life of Manuel - not a tautology, as the ''life'' of the hero Manuel, supposed redeemer of the imaginary land of Poictesme, is traced through descendants to the then contemporary USA. JURGEN (1919, rev 1921) is a central work, partly as perhaps his most fully achieved blend of characteristic irony, allusion, erudition, censor-teasing and creative joy, but also for its effect on his career. Its 1920 banning, instigated by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, was ostensibly for ''obscene'' double-entendres (the hero's sword, staff, sceptre, etc., are much admired by ladies in equivocal situations) but, as emerged in court, was also a reaction to satire on religion. After years of being admired by a select audience that had included Mark Twain, Cabell became and remained the highly notorious ''author of Jurgen''. (The obscenity case was tried and the publishers acquitted in 1922.). Jurgen himself is a middle-aged poet-turned-pawnbroker who, having capriciously praised evil, is rewarded by Koshchei (maker of this Universe) with the disappearance of his harridan wife. Reluctant search for her leads Jurgen on a year-long adventure: first on centaur-back to the Garden Between Dawn and Sunrise where imaginary beings live, including all lovers' versions of their objects of desire; and onward to encounter the many-named goddess Sereda, who is also Cybele and who, outrageously flattered by Jurgen, gives him renewed youth together with a Shadow - her own - which takes notes on his doings'' (David Langford/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Page edges and endpapers spotted, an almost fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with a little browning along the spine panel.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 Cabell, James BranchSomething About Eve: A Comedy Of Fig-Leaves. 13404
Robert M. McBride & Co.: NY. 1927.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''Published, September, 1927 (First Impression)'' stated on title page.

Fine copy in an almost fine pictorial dustjacket (priced $2.50).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 Cabell, James BranchStraws And Prayer-Books. 20326
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1926.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Browning and scattered foxing along page edges, else a fine copy in VG+ dustjacket with age-darkened spine panel and .5 mm deep chip from the top of the spine panel (not affecting lettering).

Price: 30.00 GBP
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6 Cabell, James BranchStraws And Prayer-Books: Dizain Des Diversions (signed/limited). 15122
Robert M. McBride & Co.: NY. 1924.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of literary essays and reminiscences and several allegorical tales, Large Paper Edition: 330 numbered copies signed by the author, of which 300 are for sale.

An almost fine copy as issued without dustjacket.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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7 Cabell, James BranchThe Certain Hour (Dizain Des Poetes). 20331
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1931.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Faint scattered spotting along page edges, a little spotting to half-title page, otherwise a fine copy in an almost fine, bright pictorial dustjacket.

Price: 45.00 GBP
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8 Cabell, James BranchThe Cream Of The Jest: A Comedy Of Evasions. 16729
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1923.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
With an introduction by Harold Ward.

Page edges browning, both free endpapers part-tanned, else a fine copy in a near fine bright pictorial dustjacket with background spine fade (from white to cream, not affecting black lettering) and light dust-soiling to rear (white) panel.

Price: 150.00 GBP
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9 Cabell, James BranchThe Cream Of The Jest: A Comedy Of Evasions. 19102
The Bodley Head: London. 1927.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Frontispiece and eleven tipped-in illustrations by Frank C. Pape.

Top corners lightly bumped, top of spine edge a little worn, a near fine bright copy with some clear tape on both endpapers.,

Price: 20.00 GBP
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10 Cabell, James BranchThe Devil's Own Dear Son: A Comedy Of The Fatted Calf. 43004
Farrar, Straus & Company: NY. 1949.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a good dustjacket with edge wear and a long (11cm) closed tear to the rear panel.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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11 Cabell, James BranchThe High Place: A Comedy Of Disenchantment. 20330
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1923.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Scattered foxing to page edges, endpapers browned, a near fine copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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12 Cabell, James BranchThe Silver Stallion: A Comedy Of Redemption. 18774
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1928.
First British Illustrated Edition.
Hardcover.
Contains eleven full-page drawings with tissue laid in, plus additional head and tail pieces by Eric C. Pape.

A fine copy (black boards with gold lettering) with just a little edge wear.

Price: 30.00 GBP
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13 Cabell, James BranchThe Way Of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving A Gentleman. 20332
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1929.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Scattered foxing along page edges, also scattered foxing to first few pages, an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little fading along the spine panel.

Price: 35.00 GBP
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14 Cabell, James BranchThe White Robe: A Saint's Summary. 22734
John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd: London. 1928.
First edition (& 1st printing).

Large octavo, pp. [1-96] (not paginated), eight illustrations by Robert E. Locher, title leaf printed in orange and black, original quarter leather-backed beveled boards, spine panel lettered in gold, all edges untrimmed. One of 200 numbered copies ''for sale in England.'' This story was published later as part two of TOWNSEND OF LICHFIELD. A revised version was incorporated into THE WITCH-WOMAN (1948). A scarce issue of this book.

Spine panel slightly scuffed, else a fine copy in paper slipcase (rubbed at extremities).

Price: 40.00 GBP
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15 Cabell, James BranchThere Were Two Pirates: A Comedy Of Division. 00636
The Bodley Head: London. 1947.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with shallow chipping along the sp[ine edges, and a touch of spine fade.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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