FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY. Indianapolis, New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-318 [319-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pebbled red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained yellow, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Collects fifteen stories. "... wryly unhumorous detective-crime stories ... of retribution and ratiocination, of murder and mood ..." - Queen's Quorum 89. The title story is supernatural, demonstrating the workings of fate. Of Cobb's fiction in general, Bleiler wrote, "work is competent commercial product, reminiscent of work of O. Henry, but less sentimental, and occasionally of higher quality" (Bleiler , p. 115). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 388. Bleiler (1978), p. 45. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 26. Hubin (1994), p. 173. Faint early owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Just a bit of loss to gold lettering on spine panel, else a fine copy. (#159125).
First edition so stated on copyright page.