G. K. Chesterton
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First American Edition
Publisher London John Lane the Bodley Head 1909
Seller ID 037090
It is not easy to distinguish between the first English and first American editions. Both list as publishers: New York: John Lane Company / London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. The British first edition lists London above New York and the American edition lists New York above London. Also the British edition, on the page opposite the title page, has a list "by the same author" which has 5 lines. The American first has 8 lines in this location.Red cloth boards with gilt text on the front cover and spine. 299pp. We do not know if there was a dust wrapper. Both copies in the Wade Center collection do not have dust wrappers. Book is now protected by a mylar wrapper.A marvelous copy, very nearly fine. Just the slightest wear at some extremities and a previous owner's name nicely writ on the first blank end sheet.