Publisher Information: 1953.
Watson, James D. (1928- ) & Crick, Francis H. C. (1916-2004). Molecular structure of nucleic acids. A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid. With: Wilkins, Maurice (1916-2004); Stokes, A. R.; & Wilson, H. R. Molecular structure of deoxypentose nucleic acids. With: Franklin, Rosalind (1920-58) and Gosling, R. G. Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate. With: Watson & Crick. Genetical implications of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid. With: Franklin & Gosling. Evidence for 2-chain helix in crystalline structure of sodium deoxyribonucleate. With: Wilkins et al. Helical structure of crystalline deoxypentose nucleic acid. Together 6 papers. In Nature 171 (Jan.-June 1953): 737-738; 738-740; 740-741; 964-967; and 172 (July- Dec. 1953): 156-157; 759-762. 250 x 173 mm. Library buckram, leather spine label (scuffed). Very good. Library stamps on general title and front free endpaper.
First Edition, journal issue of the three key DNA papers, plus Watson and Crick’s “Genetical implications of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid,” their second DNA paper, in which they proposed the molecule’s means of replication. This discovery has been called as significant or possibly even more significant than the original discovery of the structure of DNA. Also included are Franklin and Gosling’s “Evidence for 2-chain helix in crystalline structure of sodium deoxyribonucleate,” containing the first independent confirmation of the Watson-Crick double-helix model, and “Helical structure of crystalline deoxypentose nucleic acid” by Wilkins, Stokes, Wilson and Seeds “suggest[ing] that proof is now available that dexoyribonucleic acid consists of two helical intertwined polynucleotide chains.” Garrison-Morton (online) 256.3 (Watson & Crick), 256.4 (Wilkins et al.).Book Id: 45192