1904 · London
by CHESTERTON, Gilbert K.
London: John Lane, 1904. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); light brown decorated boards, titled in black on the cover and spine; pictorial elements on spine as well; 301pp.; illustrated by W. Graham Robertson with seven full page plates and a map of the "seat of war"; mild toning to the boards; spine ends are pushed; minor soil to the rear cover; a few faint spots of foxing to minimal pages; Very Good+, lacking the dustacket.
"His first novel, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, sets the nostalgic, medievalizing anti-Wellsian, surreally, Merrie-Englande tone of most of his novels, which tended in one way or anotherto idealize a dream-like England..." CLUTE & NICHOLLS, p.211; REGINALD, 02932. (Inventory #: 53992)