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The Thirty Nine Steps

The Thirty Nine Steps

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The Thirty Nine Steps

by Buchan, John

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1938 Reprint of the first novel in the Richard Hannay series. Made into the movie of the same name in 1935 by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat. There is a 1 inch closed tear to the front dustjacket panel on the top edge next to the spine. The rear panel also has a 1 inch long closed tear next to the base of the spine. Earlier owner pasted a small sticker to the first glued end page. In very good / very good condition.


JOHN BUCHAN was born in Perth in 1875, the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister, and educated at Glasgow. He gained a first at Oxford University, where he began writing, producing two volumes of essays, four novels and two collections of stories and poems before the age of twenty-five. He worked briefly as a lawyer, then served as a private secretary in the colonial administration of South Africa after the Boer War. During the war he worked both as a journalist and at Britain's War Propaganda Bureau, eventually becoming Director of Information. He published his most popular novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps , in 1915, and it has never since been out of print. In 1935 Buchan was elevated to the peerage, becoming Baron Tweedmuir of Elsfield, and later that year was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V. He died on February 11, 1940.


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The Thirty Nine Steps
Buchan, John
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Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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