Signed first edition of The Survival of the Wisest by Jonas Salk, creator of the first successful polio vaccine.
Octavo, xii, 124pp. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page, with full number line on rear flyleaf. Solid text block, foxing to edges, faint toning to endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, small loss to top of rear panel, a touch of shelf wear, a very good example. Signed by the author on front free endpaper.
Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995) was an American virologist. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter in 1977 for his research and development of the first successful polio vaccine. Salk founded the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in 1963 and spent the later portion of his life working to find a vaccine against HIV.