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Human Folly - to Disarm Or Perish?

Victor Gollancz, London
8vo in dark blue cloth, light blue lettering to spine, 221pp. This copy belonged to P M S Blackett and has his signature on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions or markings). During WW2 Patrick (later Lord) Brackett worked with Henry Tizard on radar and was a member of the Brisith Maud Committee where he strongly promoted working with the US to build an atomic bomb, which ultimately led to the formation of Manhattan Project. He was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physics, for his investigation of cosmic rays using his invention of the counter-controlled cloud chamber. Along with Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer, Blackett became a noted campaigner against the use and further development of nuclear weapons.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and slightly foxed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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