8 April 2003
FRANCIS, Dick (b. 1920). Dead Cert. London: Michael Joseph, 1962.
8o. Original marroon cloth; pictorial dust jacket by Trevor Denning (small stain at foot of spine panel, some light darkening and chipping to ends of spine panel and edges, price-clipped); cloth folding case. Provenance: V.H. Bailey (erased signature on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION of the author's first novel. SIGNED "Dick Francis" on the title page. The first of Francis's extensive series of horseracing thrillers.
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