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Bookplate, James Branch Cabell


James Branch Cabell bookplate rsz.jpg
James Branch Cabell bookplate rsz.jpg
Title: Bookplate, James Branch Cabell
Source: Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries.
Description: Cabell's bookplate. The rearing stallion was Cabell's family symbol. The word "Impavide" means "fearless." 

A silver stallion appears on the shield of one of Cabell's fictional characters, Manuel, with the motto "Mundus vult decipi" ("The world wants to be deceived").

For additional information, see Bolton's American Armory by Charles Knowles Bolton.
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