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Dead Cert - a very good, flat signed first edition, first printing
Michael Joseph 1962 - Published by Michael Joseph (London) in 1962, this is a very good, signed first edition, first printing of the first novel by Dick Francis. The book is in very good plus condition. It is square and remains tightly bound. The boards are fresh and clean. The gilt lettering to the spine is bright and faultless. There is a tiny nick to the bottom of the front board and a small almost indiscernible amount of colour deterioration to the very bottom edge of the spine. The edge of the text block has some foxing and is age toned. The pages to the book have browned universally. Mr Francis has flat signed the front title page in his usual bold and slightly slanted style. The unclipped dust jacket is the first state and shows the correct price of 15/-. It is complete with little if any edge wear. It too has yellowed and the publishers name has faded from the spine – as is usually the case with this particular book. There are no repairs or touch ups and the dust jacket is now protected by an acid free archival sleeve. A desperately difficult book to find flat signed in first edition. Auctions and websites are littered with copies which have book-plates, tipped in signatures and dedications. This is an honest to goodness flat signed copy of one of the most difficult modern first editions to find in very good, collectible condition. The images you see are high resolution scans of the actual item. Please request further scans if you wish. We will be happy to oblige. The book will be dispatched via the Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. Those from outside the UK are asked to contact us before purchasing. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Etbooks]
Last Found On: 2014-05-27           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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