James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE HIGH PLACE: A Comedy of Disenchantment.

Hall Code
*HP-E2 (w)
Del Rey / Ballantine Second Paperback Edition 1979















Full Title:

Title page recto: The | High | Place | James Branch Cabell | [in italic] Illustrations by Frank C. Papé | [Del Rey logo] | A Del Rey Book | BALLANTINE BOOKS • NEW YORK (see image above).

Title page verso: A Del Rey Book | Published by Ballantine Books | Copyright 1923, 1928 by James Branch Cabell | Copyright renewed 1950 by James Branch Cabell | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American | Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by | Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc. New | York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of | Canada, Limited, Toronto, Canada. | ISBN 0-345-28284-1 | Ballantine Books edition printed from the [in italic] Storisende Edition. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First U.S. Edition: February 1970 | Second Printing: August 1979 | Cover art by Howard Koslow (see image above).


New York: Ballantine Books, Inc.; Second Printing: August 1979


Trade paperback [178 cm. (7 in.) x 105 cm. (4⅛ in.)]; pp. xxii + 234; (i) about The High Place; (ii) The Saga of Poictesme - titles published by Ballantine/Del Rey; (iii) title page; (iv) publication data; (v) dedication (verso blank); (vii) verse; (viii-ix) frontispiece (verso blank); (xi) half-title (verso blank); xiii-xx Author's Note; (xxi-xxii) Contents; (1) fly-title for Part I; (2) quotation in French; 3-234 text. P. (69) is blank. Pp. (71), (161), (231) are fly-titles for Part II, Part III, and the Epilogue respectively, verso pages containing quotations.


Wraps printed over a cover painting by Howard Koslow (see image above).

Spine: [Del Rey logo] Fantasy | Classic | [lettered down the spine in red] THE HIGH PLACE | [in black] JAMES | BRANCH CABELL | 345-28284-1-225

Front cover: WINNING THE ENCHANTED PRINCESS WAS EASY- | LIVING WITH HER WAS ANOTHER STORY! | [double rule in red] | [grey text] JAMES BRANCH | CABELL | [centered in box] THE | HIGH PLACE | [decorated rule in red] | [lower right corner in white] Ballantine Fantasy Classic 28284/$2.25 [Del Rey logo]

Rear cover: [in red] INTERRUPTED JOURNEY | [10-line synopsis in black] | [in red] THE HIGH PLACE | [in black] continues the Chronicles of Fabled Poictesme, a | land where witchcraft, wizardry, and swordplay | make life both colorful and hazardous. .| [lower right corner] Cover printed in USA


Although the title page states "Illustrations by Frank C. Papé", the double page frontispiece is a monochrome reproduction of the 1929 Peter Koch Map of Poictesme (Hall G7, see image above), rather than the Papé version of the same map (Hall G2) (see image above).


[in italic] To | Robert Gamble Cabell III | THIS BOOK, WHERE SO MUCH MORE IS DUE (see image above).


The quotation beginning "Build an high place for Chemosh..." is a loose adaptation of the text of 1st Kings Verse 11, King James Version of the Bible.