First edition, first printing. Publisher's ochre cloth with brown titles to the spine, in the G. K. Chesterton illustrated dustwrapper. With 37 illustrations by G. K. Chesterton. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is chipped at the head of the spine taking the top of a few letters in the title. Correctly priced 7/6 net and stated 'first edition' to the spine. A scarce "Chester-Belloc" to acquire in the dustwrapper.
(Bleiler: Science-Fiction The Early Years 170; Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy p. 31).
Stock code: 15963