The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton 1st / 1st 1911
First UK edition and first print published by Cassell in 1911. This is a near fine copy. The deep red boards are not faded at all with an even tone across the boards and spine. There is a fade mark to the front board across the R in Brown within the gilt titling. The text block is free from marks and foxing as are the pages inside. There is a previous owner's name of the front free endpaper and also a bookplate of noted collected Christian Heuer. The book is housed in its own presentation box that is in smark condition also. Overall a near fine copy.
Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who is featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Father Brown solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories published.