The Thirty-Nine Steps

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1915.

Price: $3,200.00

Hardcover. First edition. General rubbing, hint of dampstaining to the rear board (not affecting the text), and light foxing to the pastedowns else near fine, lacking the rare dustwrapper (no jacketed copies have appeared at auction in the last quarter century). The first book featuring adventurer Richard Hannay, and a *Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone*. Basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s early masterpiece with Robert Donat and Madeleine Carol, easily one of the best mystery films ever made.

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The Thirty-Nine Steps. John BUCHAN.
The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Buchan
birth name: John Buchan
born: 8/26/1875
died: 2/11/1940

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Statesman and writer best known for his swift-paced advetnure stories. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of LiteraturePronounced like the beginning of "buchaneer," except that as a Scottish name the "ch" isn't a hard "k," but rather more like static on a radio.more