1966 Flying Finish
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
This first US edition of celebrated author Dick Francis' novel 'Flying Finish' was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1966. The novel follows Henry Grey, a pilot and reluctant heir to earldom, who gets a job ferrying horses abroad and quickly finds himself in hot water. Dick Francis was a RAF pilot during WW2, a successful steeplechase jockey, and crime writer, whose works deal with crimes in the horse-racing world, producing more than 40 best-sellers. First US edition, with unclipped dustwrapper. An exciting tale of smuggling and dire plotting, Francis' 'Flying Finish' fulfils many adventuring desires with this work of horses, planes, and disappearances.
In the publisher's original hardback binding, with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart, with only some minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. The dustwrapper has some age-toning, some handling marks, and some shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are generally bright and clean, with some age-toning.
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