Chesterton, G. K. Irish Impressions. New York: John Lane Company, 1920.
Red cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, binding worn and soiled, 222 generally clean pp., some spotting to the top closed edge and front end papers. Good. Hardcover. 
"These Irish impressions are not, as the title page states, impressions by Mr. Chesterton. They are impressions by Ireland on Mr. Chesterton. I am tempted to recommend the book in which he has recorded them as a proof that an Englishman is a much pleasanter, jollier, kindlier human variety than an Irishman; and though I am checked by the reflection that all Englishmen and unfortunately not like Mr. Chesterton, and the he describes himself as a blend of Scotch, French, and Suffolk Dumpling, still, the net result is the sort of man that England can produce when she is doing her best." - G. B. Shaw, The Irish Statesmen, 22 November 1919.
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.