Watson, James ~ The Double Helix (Signed By The Nobel Laureate Author)
Weidenfeld and Nicolson : 1968
A First UK Printing published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1968. The BOOK is in near FINE condition with no erasures or markings. A slight lean. The purple top-stain remains bright. The purple boards are very clean. The gilt titling to the spine and the gilt double helix design on the spine remain very bright. A hint of toning to the text block but the pages are clean. A neat previous owner's name to the upper front blank end-paper. The WRAPPER is in Very Good++ condition with just a hint fading of colouring to the publisher's details at the foot of the spine. Mild edge wear with some creasing and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Small closed tear to the upper front edge and a 4cm closed tear to the rear upper spine fold. The wrapper is complete with the correct price of 35s. net. The Dorothy Judd designed wrapper remains very presentable in a removable Brodart archival cover. This copy has been Inscribed and signed by the Nobel Laureate to the title page : 'For John, Jim Watson'. A copy of the ticket for the signing event accompanies this title for provenance. Housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling. At the time of listing this is one of the few UK first editions available SIGNED by James Watson. A landmark title and as such extremely scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Very Good++