1945 1st year edition; illustrated by F. Strobel; The Bobbs-Merrill Company publishers, Indianapolis; hardbound in red boards with nice gilt stamp lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good condition wrapped in clear mylar protective sleeve.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) 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 also 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.