Very good condition hardback with navy blue buckram boards, gilt titles to spine, and title blind stamped on front cover. Top edge gilt, some foxing to the front edge of the block, contents page, half title and title page. A few pages towards the end of the book are lightly foxed also, but all text is clear and fully legible, and aside from a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper, the book is unmarked. The binding remains good.
This is a collection of essays by the writer and man-of-letters G. K. Chesterton on a diverse field of topics ranging from detective novels, the writing of history, archaeology, architecture, Shakespeare, Christmas, golf, cinema, sentiment, impartiality and Thomas Hardy.