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The Wild Knight and Other Poems

by Chesterton, G. K

Condition: Near Fine


London: Grant Richards, 1900. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Parchment-backed paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Uncut. Very slight edgewear and soiling. Lettering bright. Very tight, clean and bright copy. Chesterton's first book of serious poetry, his second published book. Released the same year, about a month after, the appearance of Greybeards at Play. viii,153pp..

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