On this day, February 26th, one hundred years ago, James Branch Cabell's fantasy novel Figures of Earth was published. Here's a sample of cover illustrations over the years. The dust-wrapper of the first edition is rather drab.
But the dust-wrapper of the 1922 first British edition is more intriguing.
Here is the first illustrated edition (UK 1925).
And here is the Ballantine mass market edition of 1969.
The 1971 UK mass market edition.
The 1979 Ballantine mass market edition.
And finally the 1983 UK Unicorn paperback.
Some of these images come from The Silver Stallion: The James Branch Cabell Website.