New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1928.
Fifth Printing. Hardcover. 7 7/8" X 5 3/8". 312pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Moderate wear to dust jacket, with mild soiling, a few small tears with no losses, and sunning to spine. Mild shelfwear to dark maroon cloth over boards, with gilt device to front cover. Spine lettered in gilt. Penciled notations to rear free endpaper. Binding is tight and sound. Contents are clean and unmarked. A very attractive early printing. From front cover: "As was to be expected, the scene of Mr. Cabell's new book is that Poictesme, over which, long since, Gray Manuel ruled, and where later Jurgen wandered swaggering. But it is in still a later time that the the story is laid; in the last years of the seventeenth century, to be exact, when the Grand Monarque had entered upon the final, inglorious pious years of his reign, and in the resultant anything but pious Regency, when gentlemen of the mode regarded it as the essential virtue to combine elegance with depravity." Very good + / very good. Item #1304