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    Dick Francis. Two copies of Dead Cert. London and New York: Michael Joseph; Holt, Rinehart & Winston, [1962]. First and first American editions. Dead Cert. London: Michael Joseph, [1962]. First edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Octavo. 205, [1] pages. Publisher's maroon cloth, spine stamped in gilt; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear, bottom corners bumped, head and foot of spine just pushed. Cream endpapers; some offsetting. Internally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; text block edges toned with minor wear and soiling. Dust jacket unclipped (15s); heavy edgewear, restorations to head and foot of spine and corners, spine sunned, somewhat rubbed and toned. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell case with red leather spine label stamped in gilt.

    [Together with:] Another Copy. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1962. First American edition. Octavo. 220 pages. Publisher's gray cloth over black, stamped in red; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear, head and foot of spine pushed, light soiling to the upper board. White endpapers; bookseller's notations to the front free endpaper recto, three small, light dampstains to the rear endpapers. Internally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; text block edges with minor wear and foxing. Dust jacket unclipped ($3.50); moderate edgewear, chipping to head and foot of spine and corners with losses, creased, spine sunned, rubbed, cellotape remnants on both flaps. Very good book with good dust jacket. From a Private Collection in California

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