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FRANCIS, Dick
Sport of Queens

Imprint: Michael Joseph, 1968
Edition: Revised Edition

A fine copy in a near fine d.w., light wear to extremities.

Stock number: 79125.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Collectors Treasury

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FRANCIS, Dick
The Sport of Queens

Imprint: Michael Joseph, 1957
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback

First Edition. The author's scarce first book. A near fine bright copy (ink name fep, very light thin residue lines inside boards following flap edge of wrapper, in a vg++ first issue (red dot) d.w., all edges internally cellotaped by previous owner, some light edgewear and odd tiny nicks, small oval hole centre spine. there is some showthrough of the tape, but nonetheless a pleasing copy of this scarce book.

Stock number: 23245.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Collectors Treasury

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FRANCIS Dick
The Sport of Queens, the Autobiography of Dick Francis

Imprint: London, Michael Joseph, 1958
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback

8vo - over 7? - 9? tall. third impression of the first edition, lacks DW, cloth boards lightly rubbed and faded, some minor bumping to the edges of the boards, endpapers foxed or browned, name and date at head of paste down, small pen mark to fep, scarce autobiography by Francis written before his first novels, relates to his time a s a jockey, 238pp + plates, some light foxing to closed edges, Francis' racing patron was the Queen Mother. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Cloth. Jacket: No Jacket

Stock number: 003312.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Fortuna Books

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FRANCIS**, DICK:
The Sport of Queens: A Champion Jockey's Personal Story.

Imprint: LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,1974.
Edition: UK,12mo wraps,p/back 1st thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12 mo wraps,p/back 1st thus.NFINE.[Originally published by Michael Joseph (UK),1957 in hardback.This edn is the first p/back appearance,and the first p/back revised edn and simultaneous 2nd revised edn.There were several subsequent revised edns - 4 in hardback - 1968, 1974, 1982, and 1988 respectively,and the last being another PAN p/back revised edn with a revised Chapter 13 and a postscript, in 1995.] No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp, clean,colour pictorial illustrated upper wrap and blue+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge heavily aged/toned,fore- edge less so and therefore brighter; contents bright,tight and clean with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - a reading crease to spine/ backstrip from book being partially read. UK,12mo wraps,14-220pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters,8pp of contemporary b/w subject/author photographs,in one block between pp112/13,an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,acknowledgements,contents+ illustrations lists/tables,and 4pp publisher's adverts to rear. Dick Francis,one of the outstanding thriller writers in this country and winner of the American Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award,tells the fascinating story of his career as champion steeplechaser and as jockey for the Queen Mother. Written with verve,humour and unassumed modesty,his autobiography provides vivid insights into the owners,trainers,jockeys and horses that make up the thrilling 'sport of queens.' Following his retirement as a jockey,he became a respected racing journalist and pundit at The Sunday Express and penned this bestselling memoir of his days in the saddle.Author's first book,his autobiography,which he has subsequently, and frequently revised.Hardback 1sts are difficult to come by and expensive.This paperback 1st edn thus,is also an uncommon edn. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja377010. ISBN: 0330242253.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY

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FRANCIS, Dick
The Sport of Queens

Imprint: Michael Joseph, 1957
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback

The author's first book. Near fine in the original blue cloth, spine sl. faded, neat ink name inside front board.

Stock number: 74287.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Collectors Treasury

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Francis, Dick
The Sport of Queens : His Updated Autobiography

Imprint: PAN, 1982
Binding: Softback

16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Please email us if you would like further information or if you would like us to send you a picture of the book. Thanks for looking!. Book Condition: Good +. Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Stock number: 023919. ISBN: 0330266853

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Wally's Books

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