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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. Octavo. Original burgundy boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine tips lightly faded, brown strip to endpapers, dust jacket lightly chipped to head and foot of spine, corners nicked, white sections toned. Still an attractive copy. First edition, first impression. Dick Francis first novel. Ownership inscription of John Hanmer, racing reporter and broadcaster, to front free endpaper.

  • Published: 1962
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$7,718.50

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FRANCIS DICK

London: Michael Joseph, 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. A contemporary gift inscription on the front paste-down otherwise a fine copy in like D/W. An outstanding copy 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.

  • Published: 1962
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.
$5,788.88

Dead Cert

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.

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First UK edition
Sold by: Seattle Mystery Bookshop
$5,000.00

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Francis,Dick

London: Michael Joseph. Fine/Near Fine. 1962. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 5¾" - 7¾" Tall This is a Fine Copy of this Book in publisher's maroon cloth with bright gilt title lettering to spine,in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket that has benefitted from some neat professional paper restoration to the head and tail of spine and along the edges of both the front and rear dust-jacket flaps.Not price clipped with 15s net present.The book is in superb condition and is the nicest example we have come across with no previous names or inscriptions present.There is no foxing and the book has no turned corners or internal marks and the outer boards remain clean and vibrant with no corner bumping etc.This is a rare title and especially so in this wonderful clean condition.Great copy for the collector of his first Racing novel,8vo 206pp First Edition 1st Impression .

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Fine/Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Richard Thornton Books
$1,535.98

Dead Cert

Dick Francis

London.: Michael Joseph., 1962. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good copy in it's original un restored dust-wrapper. The book is tightly bound, 206 pages that have browned along the edges as seems common with this early title. No inscriptions or book-plates no loss or tears. Dated 1962 on the copyright page with no other dates mentioned. A true UK first edition. The outer burgundy boards are completely unmarked and the gold lettering on the spine is bright and clear. The original wrapper shows the price of 15s net on the front flap. Minor scuffs to the spine tips only. Outer back panel has mild toning and front cover had a small ink mark. Illustrated by Trevor Denning. This book was published by Michael Joseph and copies were limited in number and as such a poor type of paper was used. This is Dick Francis first novel and therefore has become rare and hugely collectable

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition 1st Printing
Sold by: baggins books & collectables
$1,535.98

Dead cert

Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Very Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,235.62

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Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Good. 1962 Hardcover [1st ed.] . 220 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,211.63

Dead cert

Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Good. 1962 Hardcover [1st ed.] . 220 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,203.60

Dead cert

Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Very Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,203.60

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Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Acceptable
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,203.60

Dead cert

Francis, Dick

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Acceptable
Sold by: Better World Books
$1,199.63

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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.

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First American edition
Sold by: Seattle Mystery Bookshop
$1,000.00

Dead Cert (A Rinehart Suspense Novel)

Francis, Dick

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1962. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 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.

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: F First American Edition
Sold by: Arundel Books of Seattle
$949.96

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Francis, Dick

NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1962)., 1962. 8vo. 220 pp. SIGNED by Francis on the half-title page. The book's endpapers have been professionally replaced, there is a very small brown spot bottom of page 7/8 else this book is very good. The price-intact DJ ($3.50) has indication of label removal on the spine which has then been painted over to match the black field. Overall a good book. Scarce signed in the book and not on a plate.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.

  • Published: 1962
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: Thomas Dorn ABAA
$875.00

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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.

Sold by: Addyman Books
$771.85

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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.

  • Published: 1989
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Armchair Det.Library Ed./1st Prtg
  • ISBN: 9780922890033
Sold by: Clausen Books, RMABA
$416.50

DEAD CERT

Francis, Dick

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Pristine copy. ; Signed by author. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

  • Published: 2004
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Sold by: Rare Book Cellar
$375.00

Dead Cert

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.

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Fair
Sold by: Mid-York Library System
$300.00

Dead Cert (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

Dick Francis

MacMillan Publishing Company. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$284.51

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Francis, Dick

New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1962. Book. Very Good -. Hardcover. First American Edition. 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. .

  • Published: 1962
  • Condition: Very Good -
  • Edition: First American Edition
Sold by: Words Worth Repeating
$250.00