Item #65867 The Innocence of Father Brown. G. K. CHESTERTON.
The Innocence of Father Brown.
The Innocence of Father Brown.
The Innocence of Father Brown.
The Innocence of Father Brown.

The Innocence of Father Brown.

London: Cassell and Company, 1911. [Crime Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.[8] 336. Publisher's red cloth, with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. Contents clean, discreet bookseller ticket to rear pastedown, hand-coloured and illuminated bookplate of renowned bibliophile Stanley Crowe, gift inscription to reverse side of frontispiece, cloth bright and fresh. A particularly crisp example of the first Father Brown collection. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title; one of the most important books of crime-detective-mystery stories. 'The miracle book of 1911 introduced Father Brown to an eternally grateful public... one of the three greatest detective characters ever invented (along with Poe's Dupin and Doyle's Sherlock Holmes)'. Item #65867

Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p79-82, Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Ellery Queen; Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.273, p34.

Price: £795.00

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