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Dead Cert by  Dick Francis - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Seattle Mystery Bookshop and Biblio.com

Dead Cert

by Francis, Dick

Condition: Very Good/good


London: Michael Joseph, 1962. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Noted jockey’s debut novel. Signed on title page. Light shelf wear, ends of spine rolled, paper has darkened slightly, previous owner’s name on FFE – ‘N.A. Eccles Yew Tree House Winchelsea 1962’ in green ink, the number ‘60’ faintly visible at top corner of FFE in light red pencil; heavy wear to edges of jacket, chipping and rubbing, darkened at spine and fore edges, a few short tears to edges, front artwork still colorful.


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Dead Cert is Dick Francis' first novel, published in 1962.

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