Book Id: 51711 Collection of offprints, correspondence and related items. James D. Watson, Francis H. C. Crick.
Collection of offprints, correspondence and related items

Collection of offprints, correspondence and related items

Publisher Information: 1954-2005.

Watson, James D. (1928- ); Francis H. C. Crick (1916-2004). Collection of offprints (including 4 signed by Crick), four typed letter signed by Watson, and other related items, as listed below. 1954 – 2005. Overall very good; see below for individual condition statements.


First Editions, Offprint Issues of the papers except as noted. watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA is generally regarded as the most important biological and medical discovery of the second half of the 20th century. We are offering here a selection of their later papers on topics in molecular biology, along with a series of letters from Watson to Australian physician Kevin J. Fraser.

Crick. The structure of the hereditary material. Offprint from Scientific American (October 1954). 7, [1]pp. 278 x 212 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Signed by Crick on the first leaf. A few marginal pencil annotations.

Crick. The structure of the hereditary material. In Scientific American (October 1954): 54-61. Whole number. 295 x 220 mm. Original printed wrappers, some wear and soiling. Signed by Crick on the first page of the article.

Crick. The genetic code. Offprint from Scientific American (October 1962). 9, [1]pp. 278 x 212 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Signed by Crick on the first leaf. Ownership stamp.

Crick. The genetic code: III. Offprint from Scientific American (October 1966). 9, [3]pp. 278 x 212 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Signed by Crick on the first leaf. Ownership stamp.

Crick and Aaron Klug (1926-2018). Kinky helix. Offprint from Nature 255 (1975). [4]pp. 280 x 214 mm. Without wrappers as issued.

Watson. Genetic evidence in Escherichia coli K12: Evidence for three linkage groups. Offprint from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 39 (1953). 416-426pp. 258 x 175 mm. Original printed wrappers. Stamp of molecular biologist Rollin D. Hotchkiss (1911-2004) on the front wrapper.

Watson. The structure of tobacco mosaic virus. I. X-ray evidence of a helical arrangement of sub-units around the longitudinal axis. Offprint from Biochemica and Biophysica Acta 13 (1954). 10-19pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Light creasing, small tear in front wrapper.

Watson and A. Tissières. Ribonucleoprotein particles from Escherichia coli. Offprint from Nature 182 (1958). 6, [1]pp. 212 x 141 mm. Original printed wrappers. Stamp of molecular biologist Gunther Stent (1924-2008) on the front wrapper.

Watson et al. Molecular and biological characterization of messenger RNA. Offprint from Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 26 (1961). 111-132pp. 273 x 199 mm. Original printed wrappers, horizontally creased. Stamp of molecular biologist Rollin D. Hotchkiss (1911-2004) on the front wrapper.

Watson. DNA 50 years ago and today. Computer-generated typescript. 13ff. N.p., 28 April 2003. 298 x 213 mm. Text of Watson’s address delivered at “A Celebration of the DNA Double Helix at 50,” held at Trinity College, Dublin.

Watson. Four typed letters signed to Australian physician and collector Kevin J. Fraser, together with Fraser’s file copies of four typed letters to Watson. 14 April 1983 – 31 January 2005. Topics discussed include the offprint of Watson and Crick’s 1953 paper; the 1962 Nobel Prize shared by Watson, Crick and Wilkins; Watson’s The Double Helix (1968) and its sequel, Genes, Girls and Gamov (2001).

Book Id: 51711

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