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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : ODDS AGAINST.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : ODDS AGAINST.

London : Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated by Dick Francis in the year of publication. The first Sid Halley novel - steeple-chase jockey turned sleuth investigates the cunningly contrived decline of a race-course.
Post 8vo (21cm). (256)pp. Original brown boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a few tiny marks, but a very good copy in the Broom Lynne dust-jacket - bright, fresh and very good indeed, with only minuscule wear at foot and a couple of marks to inner flaps. A very attractive copy.

£250

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : ENQUIRY.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : ENQUIRY.

London : Michael Joseph, (1969). First edition. "Yesterday I lost my licence ...".
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered across spine in gilt; very faint spine crease, but a very good copy in the original Carl Bernard dust-jacket - a photographic design lettered in white and red - just lightly worn and slightly nicked. With the December 1969 ownership inscription of Suzanne Eastmease and the label of the Sandon Saddlery Company of Buntingford.

£100

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : BONECRACK.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : BONECRACK.

London : Michael Joseph, (1971). First edition. Abduction and famous Newmarket stables under threat.
Post 8vo (21cm). (216)pp. Endpaper maps. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; lightly bruised, and with a very faint spine crease; a few slight marks, but still a very good copy in the original dust-jacket - a photographic design by Beverly le Barrow lettered in white - lightly worn at extremities.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : BONECRACK.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : BONECRACK.

London : Michael Joseph, (1971). First edition. Abduction and famous Newmarket stables under threat.
Post 8vo (21cm). (216)pp. Endpaper maps. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a few slight marks, but a very good copy in the Beverly le Barrow dust-jacket - price-clipped, lightly marked, and just slightly worn at extremities.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : SLAY-RIDE.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : SLAY-RIDE.

London : Michael Joseph, (1973). First edition. British jockey disappears in Norway.
Post 8vo (21cm). 224pp. Original pinkish grey boards, ruled, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a very good copy in the original Beverly le Barrow dust-jacket - a near monochrome photographic design, with the principal lettering in yellow and white - just faintly creased and with slight sticker residue on lower panel. Contemporary ownership inscription - Gandage - on front free endpaper and (in pencil) on last leaf. Foyle's sticker on front paste-down.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : KNOCK DOWN.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : KNOCK DOWN.

London : Michael Joseph, (1974). First edition. Set in the sometimes murky world of bloodstock auction sales.
Post 8vo (21cm). (206),[ii]pp. Original cerise boards, ruled, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a very good copy in the original Chris Yates dust-jacket - a coloured photographic design, with the principal lettering in white - also very good, if lightly used, very faintly creased and with faint sticker residue on lower panel. Ownership inscription - Gandage - on front free endpaper.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : KNOCK DOWN.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : KNOCK DOWN.

London : Michael Joseph, (1974). First edition. Murky business in the world of bloodstock auctions - and a blonde in an orange MGB.
Post 8vo (21cm). (206),[ii]pp. Original cerise boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; a touch bruised at foot, but otherwise very good in the Chris Yates dust-jacket - price-clipped, but also very good.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : IN THE FRAME.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : IN THE FRAME.

London : Michael Joseph, (1976). First edition. Art, racing, wine, women and murder in Australia and New Zealand.
Post 8vo (21cm). (252),[iv]pp. Map. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; very mild dusting to edges, but otherwise a very good clean and sound copy in the original photographic Chris Yates dust-jacket, the principal lettering in white on black.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : RISK.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : RISK.

London : Michael Joseph, (1977). First edition. Inscribed, signed and dated (Christmas 1977) by Dick Francis on front free endpaper. The world of Roland Britten, chartered accountant and amateur jump jockey, starts to unravel on Gold Cup day.
Post 8vo (21cm). (252),[iv]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; slightly bruised; small mark on front free endpaper; a few edge-spots, but a good copy in the original Chris Yates dust-jacket, just lightly marked and with a couple of minor nicks and creases.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : WHIP HAND.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : WHIP HAND.

London : Michael Joseph, (1979). First edition. The second novel to feature Sid Halley, jockey turned private eye - the winner of two major crime-writing awards.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (254),[ii]pp. Original black boards, lettered across spine in silver; slight spine crease; a few faint marks, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket - also very good.

£40

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : LESTER : THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : LESTER : THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY.

London : Michael Joseph, (1986). First edition. Biography of the Long Fellow.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [2],(xii),338pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in silver; very good in the dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : HOT MONEY.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : HOT MONEY.

London : Michael Joseph, (1987). First edition. Murder of a fifth wife.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [viii],(278),[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; mild tanning of edges, but a very good copy in the Chris Yates dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : LONGSHOT.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : LONGSHOT.

London : Michael Joseph, (1990). First edition. "I accepted a commission that had been turned down by four other writers, but I was hungry at the time ...".
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(278),[iv]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : DECIDER.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : DECIDER.

London : Michael Joseph, (1993). First edition. Stratton Park racecourse, privately owned, faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(278),[iv]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good copy in the John Knights dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : WILD HORSES.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : WILD HORSES.

London : Michael Joseph, (1994). First edition. Secrets of the confessional.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(282)pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in silver; a very good copy in the dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : COME TO GRIEF.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : COME TO GRIEF.

London : Michael Joseph, (1995). First edition. Sid Halley, champion jockey turned investigator, returns.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(280),[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the dust-jacket - also very good.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : 10-LB PENALTY.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : 10-LB PENALTY.

London : Michael Joseph, (1997). First edition.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (272)pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; very good indeed in the original colour-printed pictorial dust-jacket - the principal lettering in yellow and white.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : FIELD OF 13.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : FIELD OF 13.

London : Michael Joseph, (1998). First edition. A collection of thirteen short stories.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (x),(274),[iv]pp. Original brown boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the dust-jacket - also very good indeed.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : SECOND WIND.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 : SECOND WIND.

London : Michael Joseph, (1999). First edition. The catastrophic power of a giant hurricane.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [vi],(282)pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good indeed in the dust-jacket - also very good indeed.

£20

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FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010  & FRANCIS, Felix, 1953- : EVEN MONEY.

FRANCIS, Dick (Richard Stanley), 1920-2010 & FRANCIS, Felix, 1953- : EVEN MONEY.

London : Michael Joseph, (2009). First edition. Bad day for a bookie at Royal Ascot.
Medium 8vo (25cm). [x],(382),[viii]pp. Original boards; a very good copy in a just slightly rubbed jacket.

£15

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