New York Toronto: Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., 1940. Charles Child. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4"), red cloth with black lettering on spine & small gold circle with rampant horse on front cover, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket of a crowned long haired king, [xxiv] +  pages. Very Good + / Very Good. Item #2675
James Branch Cabell (1879 – 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare." Although escapist, Cabell's works are ironic and satirical.
The author's Heirs and Assigns trilogy consisted of this volume: HAMLET HAD AN UNCLE (1940), The King Was in His Counting House (1938), ad The First Gentleman of America (1942)--Wikipedia
RARE in a dust jacket this VG (with wear and nicks). A Very Uncommon title by the author of JURGEN.