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Jurgen
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1921. First English edition. Illustrated by Frank C. Papé. Introduction by Hugh Walpole. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers by Papé. Rear cover detached, edges and spine extremities worn, some spotting to text. First English edition. Illustrated by Frank C. Papé. Introduction by Hugh Walpole. 1 vols. 8vo. With a Letter from Cabell. With an envelope with TLs tipped in from Cabell to the original owner, Norris Erb, dated June 15, 1921: "… It is a pleasure to say that the John Lane Company is publishing an English edition of Jurgen. The appearance of the book has been somewhat delayed by strikes, but it will be 'out,' I believe, by September …" and with a card frrom Cabell's widow to Erb, thanking him for his letter "with copy of my husband's note to you so long ago …" Finally, with a typed note from noted collector and bookseller, Robert Wilson (of the Phoenix Bookshop in Manhattan): "This copy of JURGEN was given me in April of 1980 by Norris M. Erb … this is the magical touchstone, the very book that started me collecting books, when he showed me in the summer of 1936 … his collection of first editions, thereby starting me on this life-long venture …".
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