James Branch Cabell : An Illustrated Bibliography

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

Hall Code
Main Road Books Reprint Edition n.d.









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] | [in italic] MAIN ROAD | [rule] (see image above).

Title page verso: To | ROBERT GAMBLE CABELL III | [in italic] this book, where so much more is due. | To the Reader | To aid catalogers and collectors, this title is | printed in an edition limited to 150 copies. | Copyright © 1923 by James Branch Cabell. Re- | newed 1951 by James Branch Cabell. | All rights reserved under Pan American and | International Copyright Conventions | [in italic] Main Road Books INC. | [rule] PO BOX 307 • LAUREL, NY 11948-0307 | Manufactured in the United States of America (see image above).


Laurel, New York: Main Road Books, Inc., n.d.


Large crown octavo [22.2 cm. (8¾ in.) x 14.6 cm. (5¾ in.)]. Pp. 1 unnumbered leaf + vi + 312; leaf not counted in pagination: half-title, verso frontispiece; (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. Pages (1), (95), (217) are fly-titles.


Green cloth, gilt lettering and decorations on spine and front cover; all edges trimmed. Spine: [lettered down] THE HIGH PLACE | James | Branch |Cabell | [in italic] Main Road | [rule]. Front cover: [enclosed in a single ruled gilt box] THE HIGH PLACE | A COMEDY OF DISENCHANTMENT | [decorated rule] James Branch Cabell | [below, center of panel: decoration by Frank Papé] (see image above).


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).

Dust jacket:

Not issued in dust jacket.


This is a reprint of the 1978 Dover Edition, HP-F1 (w), which in turn was reprinted from the 1923 first edition, HP-A1 (P). The illustrations, originally tipped in, have been relocated to pages that were blank in the first printing, and other minor changes were made to the collation.