Jurgen

New York: McBride, 1919.

Price: $150.00

Hardcover. First edition, first issue. Bottom corner of the front board bumped and the gilt spine lettering a little dulled, very good, lacking the rare dustwrapper. A nice copy of this classic satiric fantasy. Declared obscene by the New York Society for the Prevention of Vice, display and sale of the book was banned for two years, ensuring its immortality in publishing history (as well as serving to make copies of the first issue difficult to find).

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Jurgen. James Branch CABELL.

James Branch Cabell
birth name: James Branch Cabell
born: 4/14/1879
died: 5/5/1958

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Biography

To remind an editor of the correct pronunciation of his name Cabell wrote: "Tell the rabble my name is Cabell."more