Chesterton, Gilbert K. Heretics. New York: John Lane Company, 1946. Third Edition.
Red cloth, gilt titles, spine a bit faded, edges rubbed, a few small spots to the binding. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, ix., 305 clean pp., publisher's adverts, tight. Fair. Hardcover. 
"The interest in this book lies in the judgements it contains - of a distinctly individual yet sympathetic and informed mind - on such men as Mr. Rudyard Kipling, Mr. Bernard Shaw, Mr. H. G. Wells, Mr. George Moore and Whistler, and on the literary or political cults they represent...And indeed, the whole book is based on the theory that the only thing about a man that really matters is his philosophy of life, his attitude to the cosmos...The book...is full of humorous and penetrating thought." - Unsigned review, Literary World, July 1905.
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.