James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

FIGURES OF EARTH: A Comedy of Appearances

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Unicorn Press Paperback Edition 1983









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Title page recto: Figures of Earth | JAMES BRANCH CABELL | [unicorn device] | London | UNWIN PAPERBACKS | Boston Sydney (see image above).

Title page verso: First published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head Ltd. | 1921 | First published by Unwin Paperbacks 1983 | This book is copyright under the Berne Convention. No | reproduction without permission. All rights reserved. | Unwin ® Paperbacks | 40 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LU, UK | Unwin Paperbacks, | Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4TE, UK | George Allen & Unwin Australia Pty. Ltd. | 8 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia | Copyright 1921, 1927 by James Branch Cabell | Copyright renewed, 1948, by James Branch Cabell | [in italic] 'Cascun se mir el jove Manuel, | Qu'era del mon lo plus valens dels pros.' | [rule] | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Cabell, James Branch | Figures of Earth | I. Title | 813'.52(F) PS3505.A153 | ISBN 0-04-823234-3 | [rule] | Set in 10 on 11½ point Imprint by | Computape (Pickering), Ltd., Pickering | and printed in Great Britain by | Guernsey Press Co. Lrd., Guernsey, Channel Islands (see image above).


London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1983


Large format paperback [13 cm. (5⅛ in.) x 19,7 cm. (7¾ in.)]. Pp. 240; (1) blurb (verso blank); (3) title page; (4) publication data; (5) dedication (verso blank); (7)-8 Contents; (9)-12 Foreword (from the first printing); (13) fly-title; (14) quotation; (15)-233 text (verso blank); (235)-(238) publisher's advertisements; (239)-(240) blank leaf. Pages (13), (65), (99), (143), and (191) are fly-titles. Pages (2), (6), (64), (142), (190), (234), and (239)-(240) are blank.


JAMES BRANCH CABELL | dedicated the six parts of | [in italic] Figures of Earth | as follows: | [in italic ] To six most gallant champions is dedicated this | history of a champion less to repay than to ack- | nowledge large debts to each of them, collectively | at outset, as thereafter seriatim. | Foreword | Sinclair Lewis | The Book of Credit | Wilson Follett | The Book of Spending | Louis Untermeyer | The Book of Cast Accounts | H. L. Mencken | The Book of Surcharge | Hugh Walpole | The Book of Settlement | Joseph Hergesheimer (see image above).


Black bordered paper, front panel lettered over illustration by Terry Oakes (see image above).

Spine: [lettered down the spine] [in white] FIGURES OF EARTH | [in green] James Branch Cabell [Unwin device]

Front panel: [all enclosed in single ruled green border, unicorn device centered in an oval cartouch bisecting to rule] [lettered in black over illustration by Terry Oakes] FIGURES | OF EARTH | James Branch Cabell

Rear panel: [all enclosed in single ruled green border, unicorn device centered in an oval cartouch bisecting to rule] [in italic] 'wise, witty and fantastic novel, so inventive, so funny | and so beautiful that it is a joy to read - and re-read' | James Blish | [10-line blurb in two paragraphs] | [at left] Cover illustration by | Terry Oakes | UNICORN | UNWIN/PAPERBACKS | FICTION/FANTASY | £2.50 | [at right, all enclosed in a single ruled black box, white ground: price, bar code, ISBN data]