The Works of Dick Francis. A complete run of the works of the prolific equestrian author, Dick Francis, with three signed by the author, including the early work'For Kicks'. An exceptional set for any collector. An Important Work, First Edition, Original Binding, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.This book weighs 20 KG when packed. The Sport of Queens, published 1957. The first edition, first impression. The first edition, second impression. Signed and dedicated by the author to the title page.
In the Frame, published 1976. Lester The Official Biography, published 1986. Published in the USA as'A Jockey's Life'. Come to Grief, published 1995. To the Hilt, published 1996.Signed by the author to a bookplate on the title page. Field of 13, published 1998. Signed by the author to the title page. A collection of his short stories.
A number of subsequent novels were written with his son Felix Francis. Following Dick Francis' death in 2010, Felix wrote a number of novels following in his father's style. Dick Francis was a prolific British crime writer, whose works focus upon horse racing in England. Francis' inspiration came from his own experiences as a successful steeplechase jockey, winning over 350 races and notably being appointed jockey for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, riding her horse the Devon Loch. Francis went on to have a prolific writing career, penning more than 40 international bestsellers, famously writing a book a year (with the exception of 1998 in which he published a series of short stories instead).
Whilst all his works were set against the backdrop of horse racing, the protagonists themselves varied, and included artists, wine merchants and journalists, to name a few. This wonderful collection brings together these much-loved works, demonstrating the breadth of his writing career. Truly an exceptional addition to any collector's library.
In the original cloth bindings in the original dustwrappers. Dustwrappers are very smart with slight shelf wear and the occasional closed tear. Archival tape reinforcements to the reverse of The Sport of Queens. Chipping and closed tears to the extremities of Dead Cert, with tape repairs to the reverse of the wrap.Small closed tear to spine of Nerve. The odd spot to the wrap of Nerve. The occasional tide mark to the extremities and reverse of For Kicks. Evidence of tape removal to front flyleaves of Blood Sport.
Evidence of sympathetic professional repair to the reverse of Forfeit and Enquiry. Dustwrapper to Enquiry is price clipped. High Stakes is price clipped.In The Frame is price clipped. Whip Hand is price clipped. The Danger is price clipped. Driving Force is price clipped.
Wild Horses is price clipped. Library barcode label to reverse of To The Hilt. Prior owner's inscription and bookseller's label to front pastedown of Nerve. Slight spotting to the fore edge of Nerve and Trial Run.Prior owner's ink gift inscription to front free endpaper of Twice Shy. Twice Shy is slightly cocked. 10-lb Penalty is signed by the author to a bookplate. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed Very Good. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear.
Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones.
Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults.
Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described.
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