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John O'London's Weekly

John O'London's Weekly was a literary and arts publication that was published by George Newnes of London between 1919 and 1954. It was then briefly brought back into circulation in 1960. Regarded as the leading literary magazine in the British Empire, its content featured the most famous authors of the day and many lesser known writers. Contributors included Winston Churchill, H.E. Bates, Somerset Maugham, P.G. Wodehouse, and many more.
Here at "Look4Books" we have been lucky enough to purchase a large quantity of these fascinating publications and we will be listing them for sale on our Ebay page.
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We will be adding further images to the slideshow below as soon as we have scanned some more issues.

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John O'London's Weekly, June 10, 1938
Anthony Berkeley, C. Henry Warren, Richard Aldington, Sir Hugh Walpole, Walter De La Mare
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1938. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Original paper wrappers still in Good Condition, with just some general ageing to paper, and staples are rusty. Covers are loose but still in situe (see our photograph). These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, science news, and some fantastic old advertising. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This Special 1000th issue features an original short story entitled "The Guardian" by Walter De La Mare. Also this issue includes a Special Art Supplement on The English Cottage by C. Henry Warren. Other authors writing for this issue are Anthony Berkeley, Richard Aldington, Sir Hugh Walpole, John Gibbons, Sir Arthur Salter, Cecil Hunt, Henry Baerlein, Richard Prentis and more. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 003981

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John O'London's Weekly, December 3, 1927
Edgar Wallace, St. John Ervine, Frank Winnerton, J.B. Priestley, David Emrys, J.M. Barrie
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1927. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Original paper wrappers still in Good Condition, with just some general ageing to paper, and staples are rusty. Covers are loose but still in situe (see our photograph). These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, science news, and some fantastic old advertising. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This Christmas Number issue features an original short story entitled "Chickens In The Field" by Christopher Morley. The serial story is "What Every Woman Knows" by J.M. Barrie. Front cover art is by Nicolson. Also this issue includes a Special Art Supplement on George Bernard Shaw. Other authors writing for this issue are Edgar Wallace, St. John Ervine, Frank Swinnerton, J.B. Priestley, David Emrys, J.M. Barrie, Christopher Morley, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Lawrence, W. Harold Thomson, Frank Swinnerton. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 003980

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John O'London's Weekly, November 5, 1921.
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1921. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. John O'London's Weekly from November 5, 1921. Original paper wrappers still in Good Condition, with just some general ageing to paper, and staples are rusty. Front cover has a photograph of a bust from life of Jack London. The short story in this issue is entitled "In The Green Room" by Arcadii Averchenko. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, book reviews, theatrical news, and science news. Other contributions in this issue are from Francis Bacon, Jnr, Geoffrey Whitworth, Captain Kenneth Lyon. There is an obituary of Feodor Dostoievsky 1821-1921. Illustrated. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 003987

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John O'London's Weekly, May 10, 1924.
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1924. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. William Heath Robinson (illustrator). First Edition. John O'London's Weekly from May 10, 1924. Original paper wrappers still in Good Condition, with just some general ageing to paper, and staples are rusty. Some pieces cut out from internal pages not affecting the short story. The short story in this issue is entitled "Mac Gregor's Mona" by W. Harold Thomson. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, book reviews, theatrical news, and science news. Other contributions in this issue are from Lord Riddell, Arthur L. Humphreys, George Blake, Professor Arthur Thomson, Sidney Dark, Francis Gribble. Illustrated. Back cover has a wonderful illustrated advert by William Heath Robinson (see our scan) We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 003991

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John O'London's Weekly, Vol.3. No.53. 6th October, 1960. First Anniversary Issue.
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Book Description: Merritt & Hatcher, 1960. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. John O'London's, Vol.3. No.53. 6th October, 1960. First Anniversary Issue. Original paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition, with some general ageing to paper. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, film and television news, and some fantastic old advertising. Illustrated throughout. There is also a very tricky Literary Crossword and other literary competitions including the literary hexagram, and cryptogram. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features an original short story entitled "When The Long Trick's Over" by Marguerite Neilson. Front cover photograph is of Maria Callas by Houston Rogers. Other contributions from Dennis Wheatley, A.P. Herbert, John Creasey, and many more. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the contents of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 004119

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John O'London's Weekly, April 19, 1919. Vol.1, No.2
H.G. Wells, F. Britten Austin, Wilfred Whitten, John O'London, Spencer Leigh Hughes, Francis Gribble
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1919. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Original paper wrappers still in good Condition. This rare copy of the second ever John O'London's Weekly had obviously been bound in with other issues, so in removing it from its binding the spine area has suffered some minor wear. This has not affected any other the pages or the text or illustrations within. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, science news, and some fantastic old advertising. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issues main feature article is written by H.G. Wells, and the original short story is the conclusion of a story started in the April 12 issue by F. Britten Austin. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 004387

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John O'London's Weekly, Vol.4. No.77. 23rd March, 1961
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Book Description: Merritt & Hatcher, 1961. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. John O'London's, Vol.4. No.77. 23rd March, 1961. Original paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition, with some general ageing to paper. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, film and television news, and some fantastic old advertising. There is also a very tricky Literary Crossword and other literary competitions including the literary hexagram, and cryptogram. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features an original short story entitled "The Professor's Birthday" by Allan Wells. Front cover has a large photograph of Noni Jabavu. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the contents of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 002697

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John O'London's Weekly Summer Reading Number June 30, 1928
Hugh Mountain, Austin Philips, Bernard Darwin, Nelle M. Scanlon, and More
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1928. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Nicolson (illustrator). First Edition. Original colour pictorial paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition (See Our Scan). Minor age wear, staples are rusty. Superb cover art by W. Nicolson. The back cover has a full-page art deco advertisement for "Wills' Salt". These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, and some fantasic advertising. They alsoy feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features two original short stories, one entitled "Vengeance" by Hugh Mountain, and the second is entitled "The Ruling Passion" by Austin Philips. There is also an Illustrated Art Supplement entitled "Our Beautiful Homeland." Other contributors to this large issue are Bernard Darwin, Nelle M. Scanlon, Robert Lynd, and Ernest Raymond. There is a fascinating review of "Home to Harlem" by Claude Mackay with a photograph of the author. Another interesting interview with the famous tennis player Miss Helen Wills by Bernard Darwin. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us.
Bookseller Inventory # 002496

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John O'London's Weekly Holiday Reading Number, July 13th, 1927
Fiona Macleod, Crosbie Garstin, Lion Feuchtwanger, W.B. Maxwell, William Caine, H.H. Bashford, Bertram Atkey, W. Harold Thomson, F. St. Mars, Robert Lynd.

Original printed wrappers still in Good Condition. Some wear to covers (see pic), internally still very good. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, a literary crossword, and some fantasic advertising. Also they feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors, science news, music, and theatre reviews, and so much more. The beautiful colour cover art on this issue is by M.H. Lawrence an illustration entitled "The Tempting of Anne" from "The Dan-Nan-Ron" by Fiona Macleod which is the featured short story. Other writers featured in this issue are; Lion Feuchtwanger, W.B. Maxwell, William Caine, H.H. Bashford, Crosbie Garstin, Bertram Atkey, W.Harold Thomson, F. St. Mars, Robert Lynd. I will be listing many more of these great magazines over the coming weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 001921
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John O'London's, Vol.3. No.65. 29th December, 1961.
F.R. Davies, George Catlin, Neville Braybrooke, Joan Forman, Alaric Jacob, and many more.
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Book Description: Merritt & Hatcher, 1961. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. John O'London's, Vol.3. No.65. 29th December, 1961. Original paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition, with some general ageing to paper. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, film and television news, and some fantastic old advertising. There is also a very tricky Literary Crossword and other literary competitions including the literary hexagram, and cryptogram. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features an original short story entitled "They Are So Few" by F.R. Davies. Front cover has a large photograph by Irving Penn of a young girl sitting on a chair. Other contributions from George Catlin, Neville Braybrooke, Joan Forman, Alaric Jacob, and many more. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the contents of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 004130

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John O'London's Weekly Summer Reading Number June 9, 1939
H.E. Bates, G.B. Stern, Lord David Cecil, Osbert Sitwell, and More
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1939. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Rowland Hilder (illustrator). First Edition. Original colour pictorial paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition (See Our Scan). Minor age wear. Cover art by the wonderful Rowland Hilder the Turner of his generation. The back cover has a full-page advertisement for the Halifax Building Society. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, and some fantastic advertising. Also they feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features an original short story entitled "The Ox" by H.E. Bates. Also there is a pictorial supplement entitled "Round The Coasts of Britain" by W.H. Owens. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us.
Bookseller Inventory # 002072

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John O'London's Weekly Summer Reading Number June 29, 1929
Edward Shanks, H.H. The Ranee of Sarawak, L.A.G. Strong, Hugh Walpole
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1929. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Nicolson (illustrator). First Edition. Original colour pictorial paper wrappers still in Very Good Condition (See Our Scan). Minor age wear. Superb cover art by W. Nicolson. The back cover has a full-page art deco advertisement for "Wills' Salt" showing an athlete hurdling a box of the salt. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, and some fantasic advertising. Also they feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issue features two original short stories, one entitled "The Debt Collector" by H.H. The Ranee of Sarawak, and the second is entitled "Mr. Barside's Guest" by L.A.G. Strong. There is also an Illustrated Supplement entitled "The England of the Novelists" by Edward Shanks. Other contributors to this large issue are Hugh Walpole, Arhur Machen, Clough Williams-Ellis, Robert Lynd, Sir Alan Cobham, Claude F. Luke and J.A.T. Lloyd who writes a great article on Edgar Allan Poe. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be listing many more of these wonderful publications over the coming few weeks. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 002494

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John O'London's Weekly, April 12, 1919. Vol. 1, No. 1
H.G. Wells, F. Britten Austin, Wilfred Whitten, John O'London, Gerald Cumberland.
Quantity Available: 1
Book Description: George Newnes, 1919. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Original paper wrappers still in fair Condition. This rare copy of the first ever John O'London's Weekly had obviously been bound in with other issues, so in removing it from its binding the spine area has been torn quite badly. This has not affected any other the pages or the text or illustrations within. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, theatrical news, science news, and some fantastic old advertising. They also feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. This issues main feature article is written by H.G. Wells, and the original short story is by F. Britten Austin. We have many more John O'London's Weekly issues which we will be listing over the coming few weeks. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 004386
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John O'London's Weekly Summer Reading Number June 22, 1935
A.G. Morris, W. Tom Williams, Seton Gordon, Richard Prentis, Alan Ivimey, Karel Capek, Horace Thorogood.
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Book Description: George Newnes, 1935. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Herbert (illustrator). First Edition. Original colour pictorial paper wrappers still in Good or Better Condition (See Our Scan). Just the usual paper ageing and a few minor nicks. These great literary magazines are full of fascinating articles, original short stories, and some fantasic advertising. Also they feature all the latest book releases, interviews with authors and so much more. Illustrated throughout. This issue features an original short story entitled "Time Signal" by A.G. Morris. There is also a fascinating article by Horace Thorogood entitled "Look At Japan!" An American expresses his fear of Her Growing Power. Also included is an Illustrated Supplement called "Joys Of The Road" by John Prioleau. The cover of this issue is by Herbert. If you require any further information regarding the content of this issue please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks for looking. Bookseller Inventory # 002044

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