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1 Cabell, James Branch SOME OF US AN ESSAY IN EPITAPHS
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1930 First Edition Paper covered boards Very good Signed
8vo. (9.75” x 6.5”).pp. [1] – 135. Limited Edition. Copy 549 of a limited edition of 1295 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Type destroyed following printing. Quarter white linen binding with blue paper covered boards and white paper labels with titles on both cover and spine. Very Good condition with some chipping to spine label, light spine tanning and 1/2" of cloth rubbed from foot of spine. In Good matching slipcase. James Branch Cabell (1879 -1958) was an early Fantasy writer, who, at his zenith in the 1920s, was considered the greatest living American writer. Here in this series of collected essays, he uses his sparkling wit to evaluate (skewer) himself and his fellow novelists of the 1920s, including H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather and Frances Newman. A native and life-long resident of Richmond, Virginia, Cabell’s work was very influential on later writers of Fantasy including James Blish and Robert A. Heinlein. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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2 Cable, George W. BONAVENTURE A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 Cloth Very good Signed
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Later Pinting. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with titles and Arts & Crafts rose decoration in/ outline in gold to cover and spine; cream end papers, t.e.g, deckle edges. Author's signature on verso of ffep: Every happy wish, from/Yours truly/ Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. Dec. 1900. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including Old Creole Days, The Grandissimes and Strong Hearts. Gullans and Espey 54. A bright, fresh copy with sunning to spine, two gently bumped corners and light age toning to the edges. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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3 [Armstrong, Margaret]; Cable, George W. OLD CREOLE DAYS A STORY OF CREOLE LIFE
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 Cloth Very good 
C8vo (7.75” x 5.5”). pp. vii; 314. Association Copy. PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. Signed Margaret Armstrong binding in olive green silk with floral decoration and titles in gold to cover and spine, laid paper, t.e.g, deckle edges. This Armstrong binding is uniform with 6 other Cable novels including The Grandissimes, Strong Hearts and Bonaventure. Inscrition from author on verso of half-title reads: Did you ever notice that here are/ eight stories without a single villain - /or that I was/Yours truly/Go. W. Cable/Northampton, Mass. 1906. Bookplate of Helene A. Guerber to front paste-down. Most likely British historian Hélène Adeline Guerber, known for her grammar school histories published in the 19th Century. A very good and bright copy with sunning to spine and rear board near joint, and a chip to head of spine. Gullans and Espey 54. Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867 - 1944) was a pioneering book artist who forged a path for other women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries into the fields of book decoration and cover design, which at that time was a profession solely occupied by men. According to Gullans and Espey, Margaret Armstrong became “the single most important woman in this branch of decorative design” after Sarah Wyman Whitman, and was a “source of inspiration and encouragement” to women who would follow in her path, notably Amy Sacker, Marion Louise Peabody, Amy Richards, Lee Thayer and Bertha Stuart. 
Price: 98.00 USD
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