A near-fine first edition, in the original black binding. There is foxing to the top of the page block, and a very small strip of cloth has been worn/torn away on the top edge of the front cover, but otherwise, the book is in fine condition. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket.
Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research.