Death Under Sail - C. P. Snow 1932 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition I looked, and saw a thin stream of dark blood, and then Roger, and shivered.
For we were being sailed by a dead man.


A near fine copy of C. P. Snow’s first book. Baron Snow of Leicester earned his Doctorate in Physics at Christ's College, Cambridge, and was among the 2,300 names of prominent persons listed on the Nazis' Special Search List, of those who were to be arrested on the invasion of Great Britain and turned over to the Gestapo.

Roger Mills, a Harley Street specialist, invites six guests to sail with him on the Norfolk Broads on his yacht
Siren. On the first morning of the cruise, when the guests come up from below deck they find Mills at the tiller with a smile on his face and a gunshot through his heart.
  Reference: Toy, Adventures Afloat, 5437.

Octavo pp. [8] 334 [2]. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in red, with small image of a yacht blocked in red to front board. Times Book Club label to rear pastedown.
  Condition: SVery good, several small marks to front board, two spots to foredge.   Ref: 109211   Price: HK$ 2,500