This book was printed for the occasion of the 13th Annual Banquet of the American Booksellers’ Association, held at the Hotel Astoria on May 15, 1913. The book is divided into two segments. The short front section consists of information about the banquet for meeting attendees such as the list of speakers and the menu for the evening.
The second section which takes up the bulk of the book is a printing of Cobb’s Anatomy, a humorous/satirical story with black and white illustrations. Cobb’s Anatomy was authored by Irvin S. Cobb, illustrated by Peter Newell, and published by the George H. Doran Company of New York. The delightful endpaper illustration of a man seated on an extraordinarily long legged horse is taken from Newell’s illustrations.
- Title: Thirteenth Annual Banquet of the American Booksellers’ Association: May Fifteenth 1913
- Publisher: American Booksellers’ Association
- Printer: Premier Press
- Place: New York
- Year: 1913
- Length: 4pp; 141pp
- Format: 8vo
- Dimensions: 25” x 7.5” x 0.63”
- Condition: Hardcover. No DJ. Boards covered in wood-brown paper. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Separation of the paper over the spine along the front cover edge; some loss at head of spine. Water- or humidity-staining from top edge of bookblock, drawing down along the gutter. Some shelf-cocking. Binding mostly tight—some separation near the heel, in the frontmost pages.