Title A History of the Great War (Four Volumes, Complete)
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Publisher Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1922
Seller ID 000686
Four volumes bound in blue cloth with blind stamped publisher's imprint to front boards and gilt titles to spines. Boards are rubbed and edge worn. Heavier wear at extremities. Fore edges untrimmed. Internally clean with lightly toned pages. Bindings are sound. Each volume with a different frontis portrait in color. Numerous fold-out parchment maps throughout. John Buchan (1875-1940) was born the son of a Calvinist presbyterian minister in eastern Scotland, and died Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada. He was a classicist at Oxford, read for the Bar but practiced only briefly before becoming a publisher, was a government administrator in South Africa at the end of the Boer War, was a major contributor to The Spectator and war correspondent for The Times. He was also a Member of Parliament for the Scottish Universities and was His Majesty's High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, twice and Chancellor of Edinburgh University. The list of his published books is well over a hundred in number, and only about 40 of these are fiction. John Buchan is most famous for The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle, and his thrillers and short stories are all in print today. Buchan's historical novels deserve a far greater readership, as do his biographies and historical studies, still regarded as classics of scholarship.
WORLD WAR I WWI HISTORY GREAT WAR LORD TWEEDSMUIR ILLUSTRATED FOLD OUT MAPS ENGLAND FOUR VOLUME SET COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS WORLD HISTORY History