New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. Hardcover. Introduction by G.K. Chesterton. Small 8vo. Orange cloth spine with gilt lettering and orange paper over boards, dust jacket. x, 83pp. Near fine/very good. Heavy stock jacket spine a bit age toned, with several tiny edge chips at extremities. Item #46461
Wonderfully tight and bright later (9th) printing of one of the few nonfiction works (first published 1924) by this English Catholic priest (1882-1952) best known for his whodunits featuring the "Masterful Monk" -- which fittingly are often compared to the "Father Brown" mysteries by the man who provided this book's introduction, Chesterton. Scarce -- an exceptionally bright copy in quite nice jacket -- unusually handsome.