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 ...
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.
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.
Fine-Collectible in None as Issued jacket. 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.
Near Fine. A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. 235 pp., 8vo. Black leather hardcover. Signed by author. Collector's edition bound in genuine leather. W/ a new intro written exclusively for this edition by the author. Very light soiling & shelfwear to boards. Some cocking & shaking to spine but binding tight. Very light scuffing to gilt textblock edges. Pgs clean & crisp. Silk ribbon bookmark attached. Certificate of authenticity & note about author laid in. Signed.
Good. Jacket present as described. Signed by Author. This hardcover book is Good, being square and tight. The boards are worn through along half of the lower edges, along with old tape residue present. The spine is bright with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no folds. The dustjacket is Good, being bright, clean, and protected in mylar. There is minor touching to the points and slight fade to the spine. Original Price of $7.95 is intact. This is an ex-library copy with all the usual markings. In addition, there is evidence of removal of a library sticker at the lower spine of the dustjacket, removal of a card pocket in the rear, and removal of prior taping. There is a discard stamp on the bottom edge of the block. Still this is a strong and tight copy attractive in it's dustjacket. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. This is a stated eleventh printing.
VG+ in VG- jacket. Signed by Author Blue cloth w. gilt stamped titles and yellow-stained upper page edges, in red and white jacket with gold double helix figure, 8vo. 9th printing, September 1968. Inscribed by Watson in his very fine, small script lower corner pre-title page. Foreword by Sir Lawrence Bragg. 226pp. B/W photos, diagrams throughout. VG+/VG-. Cloth fading along upper edges and (esp. ) extreme spine ends. Else near fine with tight, square binding and clean. bright pages. Jacket is spine faded to salmon, with light chips, abrasion (all less than 1/8" deep) at spine ends, front corners. Light soil and three mild creases (all less than 3/4") to rear panel only. Crease to extreme upper corner rear flap. In paper-backed Brodart.
Very Good+ in Very Good DJ. Light toning to boards, sporadic silverfishing of boards (rebinding? ) prior owner blind stamp and signature on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows light shelf/edge wear, several small, closed tears (tape on verso), light toning at rear, minor chip at head, else bright and clean. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind lettering, red endpages, yellow topstain. 8vo. 226pp plus 6pp facsimile letter. Illus. (b/w plates). Prior owner marks by noted Harvard entomologist, Carroll Williams. Overall, a handsome copy of this scarce and significant volume.
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