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. Some fading to the purple top-stain. The purple boards are very clean. The gilt titling to the spine and the gilt double helix design on the spine remain very bright. There is a very mild crease to the spine and a little toning in places to the text block. The pages are clean. One small previous penned owner's name to the upper front end paper. The WRAPPER is in near FINE condition with very minor rubbing and edge-wear. The wrapper is notoriously fragile for become chipped and marked but this wrapper is one of the nicest we have handled to date. The wrapper is complete with the correct price of 35s. net. The Dorothy Judd designed wrapper looks striking and is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. This copy has been SIGNED by the Nobel Laureate JAMES D. WATSON to the title page. 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: Near Fine