Buchan, John

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH (26 August 1875 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.
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The Island of Sheep, 1st edn 1936 (John Buchan)This is the final story concerning John Buchan's most famous character, Richard Hannay. The jacket is from the 1936 1st edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, with a very simple but highly elegant illustration.

Note: Buchan wrote an earlier book with the same title published in the UK in 1919 and in the US in 1920. He refused requests for it to be reprinted, and attempted in later life to describe it as largely the work of his wife Susan. In the US the later work could not reuse the title of the 1920 work, so there it was entitled The Man From the Norlands.

Jacket illustration by Hugh Chesterman.

ReproJacket #39-A-1, size 197.6x458mm.
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The Thirty-Nine Steps, 2nd edn 1946 (19th printing) (John Buchan)This is the first story concerning John Buchan's most famous character, Richard Hannay. The jacket is from the 1946 2nd edition published by Hodder & Stoughton.

ReproJacket #284-S-1, size 191.5x409mm.