Chesterton, G. K. Varied Types. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1905.
Maroon publisher's cloth with bright gilt titles, frontispiece portrait of a young Mr. Chesterton, some light blotches/foxing on frontis & tp. Title page printed in red & black. (vi.), 269 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover. 
These essays first appeared in The Daily News and The Speaker. This is a later reprint of the First American Edition (1903).
Essays on literary and historical figures, including Charlotte Brontë, Byron, Pope, Stevenson, Thomas Carlyle, Tolstoy, Sir Walter Scott, Bret Harte, Tennyson, &c.
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.