The Astonishing Hypothesis. The Scientific Search for the Soul.
First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half title, “Best wishes to Carol, Francis Crick”. British biochemist Francis Crick, together with James Watson, discovered the structure of DNA in 1953. In this volume, he grapples with some of the greatest scientific and philosophical questions about the connection between the human mind and body.
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Octavo. Original black cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine in silver, cream endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations and diagrams throughout. Dampstain to tail of spine slightly affecting endpapers and lower edges of contents. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with corresponding dampstain to the spine panel.