London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1919. Advance proof copy. 8vo. Publisher's original plain brown wraps, slightly spotted with minor edgewear. Internally clean, unifom light toning to page block. A most unusual and scarce advance proof copy of Mr. Standfast, one of Buchan's scarcer Richard Hannay stories. Protected by a tailor-made brown cloth clamshell case. The secret agent Hannay has also been acknowledged by author Ian Fleming as an inspiration for his own spy Commander James Bond [Gilbert, page 616]. Item #36458
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