First edition, first printing published in 1926 by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London.

Book: Vg++ 308pp +compendium of events+ 8pp publisher's catalogue. Original grey cloth with blue stamped vertical designs and titles. Very light edgewear, tiny area of dulling to the top edge of the spine where the jacket has loss. Boards are vibrant, fresh and very clean, the spine is also bold and bright. Foxing to prelim's otherwise tightly bound and very clean, attractive bookplate of J Timothy Kenrick, with his ownership inscription dated June 1926.

Jacket: Good+ True first state jacket. Small loss to the top edge of the jacket spine, chipping to hinge corners and a couple to edges. Age soiling to the white areas of the jacket,  flaps are clean and bright, priced at 7/6 net. The Frank C Pape jacket is extremely scarce, and not to be confused with the illustrated edition published in 1928, also by John Lane/Bodley Head.      

 

* Influential Fantasy novel, and sequel to 'Figures of Earth' which take place in Cabell's World of Poictesme. After Manuel's death his associated company of knights and wizards disintegrates and each individual member must find his own destiny. Magical landscapes, deep symbolism, demons, wraiths, witchcraft and wizards, Edmund Wilson compared Cabell's 'Poictesme' cycle of novels to Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' and Middle Earth.

 

 

 

                        

The Silver Stallion by James Branch Cabell

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