Chesterton, G. K. Generally Speaking. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1929. First American Edition.
Green publisher's cloth, gilt titles & facsimile of Chesterton's signature, blind border to front, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, gold patterened end papers the edges of which are dark from wrapper offsetting, (vi.), 291 clean pp., no dj. Gilt lettering to spine rubbed with some loss. Printed by the Vail-Ballous Press, Inc. Binghamton, NY. Good. Hardcover. 
"We have deemed it only fair to point out what Mr. Chesterton's book is not. It will hardly appeal to readers who primarily desire entertainment. But readers who can appreciate a good controversialist will find Mr. Chesterton in that capacity as lusty and provocative as ever. We may deplore the passing of the old playfulness in him but we can sympathise with his point of view. It is no use fiddling, he feels, while Rome is burning. He sees everywhere about him the signs of chaos and disintegration. We live, in his eyes, in a topsy-turvy world, in which the tail is allowed to wag the dog and the head is fitted to the hat...The needed religious revival is not likely to assume the mediaeval colours with which his hopes invest it. But this fact does not invalidate the essential truth of his plea that it is only in spiritual simplicities that the heart of man can find lasting satisfaction." - Gilbert Thomas, Signed review of Generally Speaking, The Bookman, February 1929.
These essays are collected from the Illustrated London News.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), English journalist whose works include nearly all forms of written expression, including essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, biography, and literary criticism. A Christian thinker, he sounded some of the earliest warnings against the tyranny of the modern state, and lamented the loss of wonder & beauty in modern life.