The Selfish Gene Signed by Richard Dawkins 1st / 1st 1976
First UK edition and first print published by Oxford University Press in 1976. This is a near fine copy with a lovely even tone to the jacket without any fading. It has not been price clipped displaying the correct price of £2.95 net. The book has a very small number of faint foxing marks to the top text block. The pages and boards are very clean and there is very little previous owners handling wear. Overall a near fine copy.
Richard Dawkins signed this book at the Cheltenham Festival this year and the ticket is loosely attached. In July 2017 a poll to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Royal Society science book prize listed The Selfish Gene as the most influential science book of all time. Dawkins uses the term "selfish gene" as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution