Chesterton, Gilbert K. The Wisdom of Father Brown. New York: John Lane Company, 1915.
Red publisher's cloth, gilt titles, spine dull and creased at the top, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, edges rubbed. 324 clean pp. Good. Hardcover. 
This has an interesting bookplate. It is a photocard of a house in the snow, likely the owner's own house. It reads "From the Library of Isabel Kittinger Young, Shalebrooks, Derby-on-the-Lake, N. Y."
These stories were first published in the Pall Mall magazine.
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.