Cobb (Irvin S.) Old Judge Priest


London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916.

First UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Dust-jacket.

A rare dust-jacket, and uncommon book.

“Cobb wrote humorous stories set in Kentucky, and he is considered part of the American literary regionalism school. These stories were first collected in the book Old Judge Priest (1915), whose title character was based on a prominent West Kentucky judge named William Pitman Bishop. Joel Chandler Harris wrote of these tales, ‘Cobb created a South peopled with honorable citizens, charming eccentrics, and loyal, subservient blacks, but at their best the Judge Priest stories are dramatic and compelling, using a wealth of precisely rendered detail to evoke a powerful mood.'” (Wikipedia)

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