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A Defense of Nonsense and Other Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton
ISBN #: B004U7HQ8I
Price: $40.00
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1911
Shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of book, three small holes to spine, 4 cm separation at lower rear cover next to spine, two short closed tears to front cover. In printed green and gilt art nouveau French wraps, top edge gilt. 120 p. 17 cm. First printing, Published October, 1911, no others noted. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors if applicable. A quite scarce collection of essays compiled from the Chesterton essay collections The Defendant, 1902; Varied Types, 1903; and Tremendous Trifles, 1910. The LOC lists one copy, status-missing as are two of the works from which this was compiled, The Defendant and Varied Types. The British Library lists none. The World-Cat locates 33 copies of this edition in academic libraries in this country. The contents: A Defence of Nonsense, A Defence of Useful Information, A Defence of Rash Vows, A Defence of Farce, A Defence of Baby-worship, A Defence of Slang, A Defence of Humility, A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls, Maeterlinck, On Lying In Bed, The Little Birds Who Won't Sing, A Tragedy of Two-pence. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!