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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 his fictional characters, Manuel, with the motto "Mundus vult decipi" ("The world wants to be…
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Note: "James Branch Cabell from Uncle Arthur, Xmas, '86."
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Frank Cheyne Papé (1872-1972) illustrated seven of Cabell's books. The English illustrator's fanciful, imaginatie and sometimes sexually suggestive style complemented Cabell's satirical works. Papé became an overnight success with the…
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This print belongs to a series on American authors by printmaker David Freed, professoremeritus of VCU School of the Arts. The woman seen in relief represents Cabell's interest in Greek literature.This work is located in the anteroom to the Cabell…
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Detailing the fictional setting of many of Cabell's works, the map of Poictesme (Pwa-Tem) was designed by Peter Koch and printed in Chicago by Argus Books, 1928.
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This image by L'Engle (1884-1957) appears on the back of Cabell'sThere Were Two Pirates, published in 1946.
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Books written by or about Cabell were held in this rosewood cabinet in the main parlor of his house on Monument Avenue. It contained some 200 volumes, many of which were different editions of his works. That cabinet, now on display in the Cabell…
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This mantelpiece dates to the mid-19th century and was in the Branch House, 101 E. Franklin St., Cabell's birthplace and boyhood home. The mantelpiece was moved to Cabell's house at 3201 Monument Ave., and finally to the Cabell Room in the 1970s.
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This ornamental newel post once stood at the end of the staircase of 101 E. Franklin St., the home to Cabell's maternal grandparents, Col and Mrs. James R. Branch. Cabell was born in the house and was raised there. The building was demolished and…
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This Oliver Typewriter No. 9 was used by James Branch Cabell in his home at Dumbarton Grange, north of Richmond. The typewriter desk was produced by the Gunn Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Portrait of Ellen Glasgow, by Elsie Lowden, circa 1920. The portrait is inscribed "For James Branch Cabell in friendship. from Ellen Glasgow 1926"

This work is located in the anteroom to the Cabell Room.
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This work is located in the anteroom to the Cabell Room.
Margaret Freeman Cabell c1920 rsz.jpg
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