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Journey Downstairs.

Published: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934

Stock code: 106575

Price: £750

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First edition, first impression of the author’s first novel, the publisher’s retained copy with their ink-stamp to the front pastedown and dust-jacket front panel. R. Philmore was the pseudonym of Herbert Edmund Howard (1900-63), and his protagonist, an amateur detective named C. J. Swan, was reputedly based on his close friend C. P. Snow. Scarce in this condition with the dust jacket.

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. Spine-ends and upper outer corner of front board very lightly bumped. An excellent copy in the dust jacket very slightly creased at the head of the spine.

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