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Albert Einstein. Relativity, The Special and General Theory (Signed).

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Albert Einstein. Relativity, The Special and General Theory (Signed).

FINE BOOKS. New York, 1947. English-language edition with letters of provenance from Professor Einstein’s personal secretary.

Price: $9,500

SIGNED “To H.L. Cribbs A. Einstein ’48” on the front free-endpaper. The first printing of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity appeared in the German science publication Annalen der Physik in Leipzig, 1916. Its gentle arrival proved a deafening thunderclap for science — upsetting as it did the basic, Newtonian ideas about space and time. His Theory supports the discovery that light moves at a constant speed for any observer at any position. The conclusion being that both motion and time are relative to the observer.

Includes letters of provenance from Prof. Einstein’s secretary, Helen Dukas, to Mrs. H.L. Cribbs answering her inquiry regarding a signed copy of this work.

EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity The Special and General Theory. New York: Hartsdale House, 1947. 168pp. Frontispiece portrait. Translated from the original German by Robert W. Lawson. Original navy blue cloth. SIGNED and INSCRIBED. Very Good Condition.