'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 ...Read More'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.Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. condition very good+. cover shows minor bump wear/little edge wear. ffep. name. toning text clean, sq., tight, solid. a important book. a nice copy. fast shipping. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good. First edition 2nd printing identical to the first with publisher's top stain, Watson's letter appended. Jacket and book show light shelfwear, no marks tight binding jacket unclipped. Please email for photos.
Very Good-in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo; , xvi, 226,  pages 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.
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Beautiful leather bound copy signed by James D. Watson with Certificate of Authenticity issued by Easton Press and also signed by James D. Watson. Never read and only opened to confirm signature and COA. With 22-kt. gold tooling to the covers and spine, satin ribbon page marker, silk endpapers, archival paper, and all edges gilt.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR A 2nd printing of this re-issue of the classic 1968 book, the work for which Watson won the Nobel Prize. SIGNED by Watson on the title page. Part of the Scribner's Classics Series, published in the 30th year after the original 1st edition was first printed. Fine in a Very Near Fine dustjacket, tiny crease top corner of the front flap.
Near Fine. Signed. Octavo 5.5" x 8.5" [Ea-2]. One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the author. Hardcover, bound in gilt-embossed blue leather, all edges gilt. Includes certificate of authenticity. Light shelf-wear with one corner slightly bumped.
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.
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.
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