James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

THE HIGH PLACE: A Comedy of Disenchantment.
With Illustrations and Decorations by Frank C. Papé

Hall Code
*HP-F1 (w)
Paperback Edition 1978















Full Title:

Title page recto: THE HIGH PLACE: | A COMEDY OF DISENCHANTMENT | BY JAMES BRANCH CABELL | WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND DECORATIONS BY | FRANK C. PAPÉ [row of four devices] | [in italic] "Build on high place for Chemosh, the abomi- | nation of Moab, and for horned Ashtoreth, the | abomination of Zidon, and for Moloch, the | abomination of the children of Ammon." | [decoration by Frank Papé] | DOVER PUBLICTIONS, INC. | NEW YORK (see image above).

Title page verso: To | ROBERT GAMBLE CABELL III | [in italic] this book, where so much more is due. | Copyright © 1923 by James Branch Cabell. Re- | newed 1951 by James Branch Cabell. | All rights reserved under Pan American and | International Copyright Conventions. | Published in Canada by General Publishing Com- | pany, Ltd., 30 Lesmill Road, Don Mills, Toronto, | Ontario. | Published in the United Kingdom by Constable | and Company, Ltd., 10 Orange Street, London | WC2H 7EG. | This Dover edition, first published in 1978, is | an unabridged republication of the work originally | published by Robert M. McBride & Co., New York, | in 1923. | [in italic] International Standard Book Number: 0-486-23670-6 | Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 78-52155 | Manufactured in the United States of America | Dover Publications, Inc. | 180 Varick Street | New York, N.Y. 10014 (see image above).


New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1978


Large format paperback [21.3 cm. (8⅜ in.) x 13.7 cm. (5⅜ in.)]. Pp. vi + 312; (not counted in pagination) frontispiece inside front cover; (i) title page; (ii) publication data; (iii)-iv Contents; (v) Illustrations; (vi) reproduction of the endpapers of the first edition; (1) fly-title: PART ONE; (2) illustration; 3-311 text; 312 afterword; 16-page Dover catalog not counted in pagination. Pages (1), (95), (217) are fly-titles.


Cover design by Paul E. Kennedy using an front panel illustration originally done by Frank C. Pápe for the 1923 first printing (see image above).

Spine: [lettered down, white lettering on grey ground] Cabell THE HIGH PLACE Dover 0-486-23670-6 | [Dover logo]

Front panel: [yellow and white lettering over a tinted version of Pápe illustration] [in yellow] James Branch Cabell | [in white] THE HIGH PLACE | [in yellow] A Comedy of | Disenchantment | [in white] With Illustrations and Decorations by Frank C. Pápe

Rear panel: [black lettering on white ground] James Branch Cabell |THE HIGH PLACE | A Comedy of | Disenchantment | [29-line blurb in four paragraphs] | A DOVER EDITION DESIGNED FOR YEARS OF USE | [[7-line blurb] | [lettered down right side] Cover design by Paul E. Kennedy | [at bottom, flush right] $4.00 in U.S.A.


Pen and ink drawing by Frank Papé, showing Florian at the Sabat. Subscript: Florian felt himself to be in not quite the company suited | to a nobleman of his rank. | [in italic] (See page 147) (see image above).


To | ROBERT GAMBLE CABELL III | [in italic] this book, where so much more is due. (located on verso of title page).


None. The Frank Pápe frontispiece from the 1923 first printing is reproduced on the inside of the front cover. The inside of the rear cover is a list of other Dover publication (see images above).


First issued in 1978, this Dover Press edition has gone through an unknown number of printings, which are not noted on the titles or wraps. It is possible, though, that by examining enough copies, some idea of its printing history may one day be gleaned from price, lists of other titles, etc.

Reprinted from the 1923 first edition, HP-A1 (P). The illustrations, originally tipped in, have been relocated to what were originally blank pages, and other minor changes were made to the collation.