CHESTERTON, G.K. Simplicity and Tolstoy. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912.
Small 4to., rebound by Morrell of London in full red morocco, with gilt borders and cornerpieces to boards; five raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative borders gilt along spine; art deco embossed decoration extending from each band onto boards; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; with gilt turn-ins and blue textured endpapers; full woodcut title; additional title in red and black; tipped-in engraved head and tail pieces to start and finish each chapter; pp. [x], vii, [iii], 3-84, [viii]; a couple of light scratches to binding; endleaves lightly offset; else fine.
First edition of this collection of short essays, also encompassing Francis [d'Assisi], William Morris and Thomas Carlyle. A charming little pocket book, in a fine arts and crafts binding.