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Dead Cert

By Francis, Dick




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


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DEAD CERT

FRANCIS DICK

London: Michael Joseph, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. A VG+ copy in an absolutely fine D/W. Inscribed by the Author on the FFEP: "January 1962/ To Nancy & Hennie/ With very best wishes/ from/ Dick & Mary". An outstanding inscribed copy (in the year of publication) of Dick Francis’ first novel and exceedingly uncommon in this sort of collector’s condition. Quite simply, the best copy of this book that I have seen and really nice to see it with a contemporary inscription by the Author. Nancy and Hennie were obviously well known to Dick Francis and his wife as several other first editions have appeared on the market inscribed to them.

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$6,436.73

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Francis, Dick

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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$5,000.00

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FRANCIS, Dick (1920-2010).

London: Michael Joseph, 1962.. Horse racing thriller. First Edition. Publisher's burgundy cloth with bright gilt titles to spine, very light age toning to page edges. In original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly handled with some toning to spine panel. With no inscriptions and no price-clipping. A near fine copy of this famous debut crime novel from the former National Hunt jockey.

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$3,048.98

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FRANCIS, DICK

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1962]., 1962. First edition. First U.S. edition. Author's first mystery. Fine, bright copy in fine, bright dust jacket. An exceptional copy of the author's first mystery novel.

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$2,500.00

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Francis, Dick

New York: Rinehart, 1962. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Signed bookplate wrapped against back panel inside protector. Light shelf wear to edges, more so bottom of spine, page edges have darkened slightly; jacket shows wear to edges, some chipping to corners, long closed tear to top edge of front panel, spine lettering has faded, rubbing in areas.

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$1,000.00

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Dead Cert (A Rinehart Suspense Novel)

Francis, Dick

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1962. F First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 220 pages. Barzun & Taylor #875 (inexplicably giving the publisher as "Harper"): "This English tale of horse racing shows how one should write to create suspense". Few short tears, nicks, creases and rubbing to jacket; previous owner's ink signature and inscription on front free endpaper, with slight rubbing to same endpaper; slight internal browning to edges and endpapers; else a very serviceable copy of a scarce title.

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$949.96

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Francis, Dick

New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1962. First printing. Glue residue to FEP, otherwise a clean and bright nF copy in a NF/F dust jacket with the price of $3.50 intact on the front flap. A collector's copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. NF/NF/F.

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$763.96

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FRANCIS, Dick.

Second impression of first edition, one month after original publication. DW. Bds. v. lightly mottled, e/ps. browned, ownership signature to front free endpaper o/w VG+/VG in sunned and internally browned wrapper that is chipped at head and tail of spine and sl. worn along creases. Scarce.

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$677.55

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Dick Francis

Rebound by Sagebrush, 2000-01. Library Binding. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$675.00

DEAD CERT

FRANCIS DICK

London: Michael Joseph, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. First UK Edition. A contemporary gift inscription on the front paste-down otherwise a fine copy no DW.

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$643.67

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Dick Francis

Rebound by Sagebrush. Library Binding. GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable.

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$500.00

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Francis, Dick

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1962. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Fair. Octavo 5.5" x 8. [Of-F]. The scarce first printing of the first book by the celebrated author of the horse racing mystery. A clean copy in a dustjacket with two inch-long closed tears, with small loss at top corner of spine, and with 1/8" by 2" loss to cover.

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$425.00

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Francis, Dick

NY: Armchair Detective Library, 1989 a rare, gift-quality copy, one of only 26 lettered ("Q") presentation copies and signed by the author on the limitation page; a small edge-smudge at the lower right corner of the front cover portrait is the only mar, else textblock and binding immaculate, inside and out; bound with Red Label Davey boards, encased in Holliston Roxite "C" grade maroon cloth, Smythe sewn, with matching cloth-covered slip case; the front cover's borders are triple-ruled in gilt, centered with the author's b&w portrait, title and facsimile signature in gilt; gilt-titled spine; 210 p.; this is the Armchair Detective Library Edition of the author's first thriller, originally published in 1962 by Michael Joseph, London.. First Armchair Det.Library Ed./1st Prtg. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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$416.50

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Francis, Dick

Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. 071813088X Like New Condition. . Fine.

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$413.58

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Francis, Dick

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing (U.S. edition). SIGNED by Francis on the half title page. Endpapers have been professionally replaced, otherwise a very good copy with no other markings. Dust jacket has slight discoloration at base of spine, probably from label removal, light edge wear but otherwise a clean example. Now protected in an archival cover.

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$400.00

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Francis, Dick

HC, ex-library. Stated First Ed. (first U.S. ed). Fair in VG dj in mylar. Corners & spine ends bumped & frayed. Front hinge broken, webbing showing. Pages tanned, with light to moderate soiling. Spine pulled from bound pages, but pages firmly bound.

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$300.00

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Francis, Dick

New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1962. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good -/Very Good -. New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1962. A solid first printing ex-library copy of the author's first US book with the typical library markings. Some moisture wrinkling on the back panel of the DJ but no tears and only slight fading to the spine.. First American Edition. Very Good -/Very Good -. Book.

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$250.00

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Francis, Dick

Michael Joseph Ltd. Hardcover. 071813088X New Condition. . New.

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$248.00

RAMBLINGS OF A SPORTSMAN-NATURALIST

WATKINS PITCHFORD DENYS - BB

London: Michael Joseph, 1979. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. First UK Edition. A near fine (or better) copy in like D/W. Signed by the Author in his own name and as BB on the front free end-paper

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$237.14

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Francis, Dick

Michael Joseph, 1964. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4th impression. Hardcover in price-clipped jacket with a few tears and darkening to jacket. Book has lean..

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$200.00