BUCHAN, John.

The Island of Sheep.

£600

The Island of Sheep.

London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1936.

In stock

Description

A lovely copy with the rare original wrap-around, simply stating “The New ‘Hannay’ Adventure”. This is the final story featuring John Buchan’s most famous protagonist, Richard Hannay, renowned in particular for his adventures in The Thirty-Nine Steps.

In 1919 Buchan published another book with the same title, under the pseudonym ‘Cadmus and Harmonia’, a wholly different type of work, which in later life he described as largely the work of his wife Susan, and refused to allow it to be reprinted. In the US the 1936 work could not reuse the title of the former work, so was there entitled The Man From the Norlands.

Description

First edition, 8vo., map to front endpapers, a little minor spotting, original cloth, very minor rolling to spine, otherwise a sharp, bright copy, dust-jacket by Hugh Chesterman, very slight creasing to head of spine with a few tiny closed tears, overall a very good example with the original publisher’s printed wrap-around.

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Stock ID: 97433