The Thirty-Nine Steps.Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1915 Stock Code: 142512
First edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run adventure story, published on 19 October 1915, described as "that elementary type of tale which Americans call the 'dime novel,' and which we know as the 'shocker'". Serialization was in the All Story Weekly, 5 June - 31 July 1915, and in Blackwood's magazine July-September 1915 under the pseudonym H. de V.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in dark blue.
Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine and part of front cover faintly sunned, a little foxing to edges and endpapers, contents mildly toned as usual. A very good copy indeed, bright and clean.
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