Speaking of Operations Irvin S. Cobb illustrations by Tony Sarg 1915 George H. Doran Company

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Introducing "Speaking of Operations," a delightful read that combines wit and wisdom. Published in 1915 by George H. Doran Company, this book offers a lighthearted take on a subject that is often far from it—surgery. With illustrations by Tony Sarg, this book will make you smile while imparting valuable insights.


Title: Speaking of Operations
Publication Date: 1915
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x5x1
Language: English
Condition: Wear on the cover, signed by the previous owner, minor smudges on pages as shown in photos.

Key Features:

  •  A short and engaging read that adds humor to the usually grim topic of medical operations.
  • Irvin S. Cobb, a celebrated author and humorist, brings a unique perspective.
  • Artwork by Tony Sarg adds a visual layer to the storytelling.
  • Signed by the previous owner, adding a layer of history to this vintage item.
  • The hardcover ensures durability and adds to the vintage charm of this special book.


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The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, which adds to their historical value. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to ask.

In Summation:

"Speaking of Operations" is not just another book on a shelf; it's a piece of history, rich with humor and adorned with delightful illustrations. This book is for anyone who appreciates vintage literature or needs a good laugh on a serious subject. A wonderful addition to any collector's bookshelf.

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