New York: George H. Doran, 1912. 1st printing. INSCRIBED by author "Beautifuly yours - Irvin S. Cobb" with a 2" x 2-1" b/w photograph of Cobb, dated May 30, 1914, affixed to the front paste-down. , 141, [5 (blank)] pp. Partially unopened. 17 plates. 7-3/4" x 5". Tan papered boards with brown cloth spine with white title lettering and b/w illustration stamped to front board. Blind stamp to spine. Very light wear. A VG+ copy. Item #35522
Cobb "was an American author, humorist, editor and columnist from Paducah, Kentucky, who relocated to New York in 1904, living there for the remainder of his life. He wrote for the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper, as the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. Cobb wrote more than 60 books and 300 short stories. Some of his works were adapted for silent movies. Several of his Judge Priest short stories were adapted in the 1930s for two feature films directed by John Ford." [Wiki]
This an early work from Cobb's career, his first published piece coming just 5 years earlier.