Cobb's Bill-of Fare by Irvin S. Cobb Illustrated by Peter Newell and James Preston 1913 George H. Doran Company

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Engage with the whimsical and hearty humor of the early 20th century through Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin S. Cobb. Published in 1913 by George H. Doran Company, this book is a delightful blend of humor, illustrated artistry, and a reflection of the era's sociocultural milieu.

The decorative hardcover book is not merely a read, but a visual journey, thanks to the imaginative illustrations by Peter Newell and James Preston, which add a distinctive charm to Cobb’s witty narrative.

Key Features:

  • The book is a jovial ride through various humorous tales, each narrated with Cobb's unique style of humor that was a hallmark of the period’s light literature.
  •  Irvin S. Cobb, a celebrated humorist of the time, had an eye for the quirks of human nature which he colorfully portrays in this collection, providing both amusement and insight into early 20th century life.
  • The book is enriched with the creative illustrations by Peter Newell and James Preston, which not only complement Cobb’s humor but bring a visual delight to the readers.
  • This book could serve as a splendid companion for leisurely weekends, a lighthearted book club choice, or a unique gift for lovers of vintage humor and illustration.
  • The hardcover binding with ornate designs embarks you on a nostalgic journey, a touch that vintage book collectors will surely admire.
  •  The book’s aesthetic appeal is undeniable with its vintage hardcover, tasteful illustrations, and the ambiance of early 20th century humor it encapsulates.


  • Title: Cobb's Bill-of-Fare
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Publisher: George H. Doran Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 148
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Vintage with some wear on the cover, ripped pages, and pencil writing as shown in photos.

Wrapping Up:

Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin S. Cobb is a delightful vintage find that offers not only a hearty laugh but a visual journey back to the early 20th century. Its detailed illustrations and ornate hardcover design make it a cherished item for any vintage book enthusiast or humor aficionado.


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