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    John Buchan. The Thirty-Nine Steps. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 184 x 120 mm.). 253, [1], 2 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front and spine lettered in dark blue; all edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding with some puckering and faint loss of lettering at backstrip; bottom corners gently bumped. Top edge of text block darkened; remaining edges faintly toned; bump at fore-edge causing dimple at margin of a few pages. Jacket edges trimmed; front flap cut away; front panel detached and affixed to rest of dust jacket with a single piece of tape at verso; general light creasing, toning and rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; rumpled tear at lower end of rear flap fold. About near fine book in a very good jacket. The first of Buchan's novels to feature Richard Hannay, his popular action hero. Basis for several film adaptations, the first of which was Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 production. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.

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