Greybeards at Play was Chesterton's first book.

All pictures on the following pages are from the first edition. After the dedication pages it is a mixture of about 1 page of text for every amusing illustration.

There are no missing pages in these scans of the book. About half the book was blank pages and so they aren't included here.

Click on 'Next Pages' at the bottom of each page to move on to the next set of pages

Click on the name to the right if you'd like to jump to that particular section of the book --The Oneness of the Philosopher with Nature
  --Of the Dangers Attending Altruism on the High Seas
  --On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes

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