The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA. 'It is a strange model and embodies several unusual features. However, since DNA is an unusual substance, we are not hesitant in being bold' By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule underlying all life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry. At the time, Watson was only 24. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of great scientists, ...
The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA. 'It is a strange model and embodies several unusual features. However, since DNA is an unusual substance, we are not hesitant in being bold' By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule underlying all life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry. At the time, Watson was only 24. His uncompromisingly honest account of those heady days lifts the lid on the real world of great scientists, with their very human faults and foibles, their petty rivalries and driving ambition. Above all, he captures the extraordinary excitement of their desperate efforts to beat their rivals at King's College to the solution to one of the great enigmas of the life sciences.
Good in Good Minus jacket. 8vo. Dust jacket edgeworn and lightly chipped in places, head of rear cover foxed, very light foxing to foot of rear cover and to inside flaps, boards clean, very lightly edgeworn at corners and head/foot of spine, very small area sunned/faded at corner at foot of rear board, some spotting to closed edges at head and reading edges of text block, pp clean and bright, clear to read, binding sprung but pp secure in binding.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Octavo. 226pgs. Blue cloth, blind stamped lettering on the front panel, gilt lettering on the spine. Stated First Edition. Light toning to the spine edges, staining on the fore-edge, otherwise clean, unmarked internally. Unclipped red jacket with the Double Helix design on the front panel. There are closed tears to the extremities, staining on the rear flap. in mylar sleeve. The personal story of James Watson and the challenging factors at play in discovering DNA.
Very Good-in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo A first printing of the first edition, prior owner's name on front fly-leaf and ffep, heavy highlighting through out book, boards slightly sunned, else Very Good condition, price-clipped dust-jacket with minor chipping along edges, publisher's sticker to back panel; James D. Watson's extraordinary manuscript is standing nearly alone in the history of science writing. A first person account of one the major scientific discoveries of all time, the discovery of the "double helix" structure of DNA; , xvi, 226,  pages.
VG in VG jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Light sunning to top of spine; previous owner's bookplate and stamp. Half-inch closed tear to top of dj's spine, small rub on front of dj's cover. Text block is clean and tight; binding firm.
ISBN. Hardback. Second printing from February 1968, published just one month after the publishing of the First Edition from January 1968. This copy is in the same size, design and format as the First Edition. Very small previous owners inscription, one inch by inch and a half area, in the top left corner of the front pastedown endpaper, and this is totally hidden by the front dustjacket flap, and could also be easily covered up by the addition of a quality bookplate. Otherwise a Tight sound unmarked copy in very good plus condition. Dustjacket is in Very Good to Near Fine condition with just the slightest edgewear. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks much better than described. $ 5.95 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket. A very bright tight sound copy of this landmark work in scientific literature.
Near-Fine in Very Good jacket. SIGNED BY JAMES D. WATSON! Also briefly inscribed and dated 2006. Scribner Classics edition likely 1998 in NF/VG condition: clean bright text, attractive hardcover boards. DJ has mild wear and a crease on the inside flap; now in new mylar. Expedited shipping is welcome; signed by author.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Octavo. Stated first printing in original blue cloth with yellow topstain. One of the seminal works of scientific literature: a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA, by the scientist who won the Nobel Prize for it. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine if price clipped jacket. An attractive copy of this important book in the true first edition.
As New in As New dust jacket. 0684852799. Book and DJ New. NO notes. No other names or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped ($25); Flat signed by Watson at title page. NOT inscribed.; Scribner Classics; 240 pages; Signed by Author.
Like New. Author inscribed and signed Easton Press leatherbound with all the usual features, gilt decorations and edges, sewn in marker, raised spine bands, silk moire endpapers. This particular copy came from the estate of a friend of the authors so it is inscribed and not just signed. Please email for photos.
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