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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : DEATH UNDER SAIL.

SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : DEATH UNDER SAIL.

London : William Heinemann, (1932). First edition. His first novel – a murder mystery set on the Norfolk Broads. “Dr. Snow is better known for his research work among the elusive vitamins; in fact, this is his first thriller, and the outcome of a brief holiday on the Broads after a particularly arduous spell of work. Although there is nothing laboured or academic about the yarn, he has obviously brought his scientific spirit to bear upon it, for the plot is as watertight as a good yacht should be. As might be expected, however, some of the characters are doctors and these are portrayed particularly well. Amateur yachtsmen who wish to dispose of an unwelcome skipper, and connoisseurs of detective fiction will find this tale much to their liking” (Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 14th July 1932).
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],334,[ii]pp. Original black cloth, blocked on upper and lower covers, and lettered across spine – all in red; spine lightly creased; slightly bruised; a few slight marks; some spotting of edges, but a good copy of an elusive title. Small ownership mark on rear pastedown.

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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : THE NEW MEN.

London : Faber & Faber, 1954. First edition. The uncommon fifth book in the “Strangers and Brothers”series – a key modern novel concerning the discovery of atomic fission and its consequences.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (viii),311,[i]pp. Original blue cloth, lettered across spine in gilt; just a touch bruised; faint spine crease, but otherwise a very good, clean and sound copy in the original C. W. Bacon dust-jacket – a striking design in red, black and white – faintly tanned, lightly worn and very slightly chipped at extremities, with a few faint marks on lower panel and slight tape residue on verso, but otherwise very good.

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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : HOMECOMINGS.

SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : HOMECOMINGS.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1956. First edition. The sixth novel in the “Strangers and Brothers” sequence, taking Lewis Eliot through the war years, from Munich in 1938, via the end of one marriage and the beginning of another, to the unsettled post-war years.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (viii),(400)pp. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; a very good, bright and sound copy in the original Robert Micklewright dust-jacket – a pictorial design in black and ochre on white – lightly worn at head and tail with a few tiny nicks, with the publisher’s Overseas Library overstamp on flap, but still in very good order.

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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : THE CONSCIENCE OF THE RICH.

SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : THE CONSCIENCE OF THE RICH.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1958. First edition.The seventh novel of Snow’s “Strangers and Brothers” sequence, although, as Snow notes, “This book is appearing out of place; it should really come second”. The Anglo-Jewish aristocracy in the years before Munich.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xii),(338),[ii]pp. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; a few minor marks; edges a little spotted, but a good copy, in a lightly rubbed and used dust-jacket – a pictorial design by Sidney Nolan – a little marked on rear flap.

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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : CORRIDORS OF POWER.

SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : CORRIDORS OF POWER.

London : Macmillan & Co., (1964). First edition. The ninth – and probably the best known – of Snow’s “Strangers and Brothers” sequence.
Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,(408)pp. Original red boards, lettered on spine in gilt; the faintest of spotting to top edge and front free endpaper, but otherwise very good, bright and sound in the original colour-printed Sidney Nolan dust-jacket – just very faintly rubbed.

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