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.
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.
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.
Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine.; Books That Changed the World.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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.
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.
Very Good ++ in Very Good + jacket. Signed by Author Bound in blue cloth, stamped in gold in matching dust jacket. This is the third printing of this important book (in the same format and dust jacket as the first printing). Published two months after the first printing. Signed by Mr. Watson on a bookplate affixed to the half title page. Only flaw is a pencil-eraser sized chip to top of the spine of the dust jacket. 226 pp. + addendum.
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