First Edition of Francis' Third Novel, Signed by the Author

    Dick Francis. For Kicks. London: Michael Joseph, [1965].

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Twelvemo. 255 pages.

    Publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Binding very slightly cocked. Small, faint moisture stain to top edge, not affecting interior. Binding tight, pages clean. Dust jacket is bright and in great shape aside from a few tiny nicks, a couple of short closed tears, and a few shallow creases; with price of "16s" on lower front flap and author's photo on rear flap. A near fine copy.

    The third horse-racing thriller from Dick Francis, a former champion jockey. From the flap: "Faced with a threat to the whole sport of steeplechasing, the Stewards decide that only an undercover investigator can succeed where all straightforward enquiries have failed."

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