S & W (Sheed and Ward), no date. A Selection of the Thomas More book club. 255 pp. 8vo. bound in brown paper covered boards textured to look like cloth. Turquoise cloth spine stamped in brown. A tight, clean barely handled copy. It came out of a priest's library. It was dutifully catalogued with a card pocket affixed to the front paste-down endpaper with a fresh card in it, never used. / A beautiful dust jacket, clean and crisp. But there is a label taped to the bottom of the jacket spine. Item #295
These essays can be read singly as brilliant comments on men and matters. Or they can be read as a unity, interpreted by the words on the title page printed on a sword-blade. "It is not given for goods or gear but for THE THING.". . . Chesterton remains light-hearted as he discusses these reasons and analyses the cause for the "halo of hatred" that always surrounds the Church of God. And since the Church is the same however widely its opponents differ this book is as valuable in the days of Blanshard as it was in those of Inge or Bunyan.