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WATSON, James D. [LURIA, Salvador]
The Double Helix. A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. SIGNED BY JAMES. D. WATSON TO SALVADOR LURIA AND ZELLA LURIA.
New York: Atheneum, 1968. 1 leaf, xvi, 226 pp; illus. Original cloth. Spine sunned. Very Good. First Edition. SIGNED BY JAMES D. WATSON TO SALVADOR LURIA AND ZELLA LURIA: "To my greatest supporters/ Salva and Zella/ Jim/ Jim". NOTE: A brief essay on the greatness of this copy, so you know why it costs more than other signed copies. Prior to about 2000 it was not easy to get a signed copy of Watson's The Double Helix. Watson would not even accept money from booksellers for his signature. But then Watson wrote three books between 2001 and 2007 and went on book signing tours for each one. He signed not only his new book, but also other books, including copies of the first edition of The Double Helix. Ever since then, the market has been plentifully supplied with signed copies of The Double Helix. You can even buy copies signed by both Watson and Crick, or all three Nobel laureates from 1962: Watson, Crick, and Wilkins. BUT none of these signed copies goes back to 1968 when The Double Helix was published, and none of them is a presentation copy to someone who mattered in Watson's scientific career. Except this copy is. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Watson chose to go to Indiana University for graduate school, where Salvador Luria became his adviser. Luria was a member of the "phage group", and it was through Luria that Watson, while still a grad student, became a member of that group, which included Max Delbrück and others who were the first generation of molecular biologists. This copy of The Double Helix is the one Watson presented to Salvador Luria and his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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