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Miscellany of Men

Chesterton, G. K. (introduction by Dorothy E. Collins)

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ISBN 10: 0852080549 / ISBN 13: 9780852080542
Published by Darwen Finlayson Ltd, London, 1969
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Two ink names on flyleaf, otherwise very good in very good price-clipped dust jacket with no chips or tears. Tiny light stain on front panel of jacket and minor crease on rear panel. No other markings. Bookseller Inventory # 110503

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Title: Miscellany of Men

Publisher: Darwen Finlayson Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Darwen Finlayson [Published date: 1969]. Hard cover, 180 pp. Reprint of 1912 original. [Excerpt from front jacket flap] In one of the brief essays which make up this collection, Chesterton describes himself as 'a monstrously lazy man', and refers to one of his essays as 'fifteen hundred unimportant words'. In putting out this new edition of A Miscellany of Men the publishers are aware that, in Chesterton's eyes and in those of any but the most fanatical devotee, some of the essays contain an element of hack work. But anyone who disregards the essays on this score also deprives himself of delght in the discovery of those frequent occasions when the genius of Chesterton dismisses the hack. In other words, though there may be a few essays in this early collection which are not wholly excellent, there is none that is not well worth reading for a passage or a phrase which has that magic power of illuminating thought.

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