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    Dick Francis. Two Copies of Nerve. London and New York: [1964]. First and first American editions. One inscribed to Otto Penzler. Dick Francis. Nerve. London: [1964]. First edition. Inscribed by the author to Otto Penzler, "Otto, / You've quite a / 'Nerve' to ask me to / sign this. It really is / an honour + a pleasure / Keep selling 'em! / Dick Francis." Octavo. 237, [1, remainder of text] pages. Publisher's dark green paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt; all text block edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Hint of lean to spine; trace of shelf wear. Text block a bit yellowed with age; top and fore-edges foxed; faint dust-soiling to top edge. Overall mild rubbing to jacket, with a few specks of soiling at rear panel; spine panel slightly tanned; price-clipped. Near fine.

    [Together with:] Nerve. New York: [1964]. First American edition. Octavo. [6], 273, [7, about the author, printer's statement, and blanks] pages. Publisher's one-quarter tan cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black and red; fore-edge untrimmed; "Harper Novels of Suspense" endpapers; original illustrated dust jacket. Minimal shelf wear to binding. Text block faintly yellowed. Minor edge wear to jacket resulting in a handful of minuscule tears at head of rear panel, and one at foot. Near fine.


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