The Thirty-Nine Steps.Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1915 Stock Code: 134243
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run adventure story, published in book form on 19 October 1915, and described in its introductory note as "that elementary type of tale which Americans call the 'dime novel,' and which we know as the 'shocker'" (ODNB). The story was serialized in the All Story Weekly from 5 June to 31 July 1915, and in Blackwood's magazine from July to September 1915 under the pseudonym H. de V.
Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.
Mild page toning, an excellent copy.
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