Albert Einstein, Ph.D. - Relativity. The Special and General Theory - 1920

Albert Einstein, Ph.D. - Relativity. The Special and General Theory - 1920
Collected works, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

A scarce copy of this important title by Einstein. With portrait of the Author, diagrams and three appendix

The first English translation of Relativity, with the aim of giving "an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics." - Albert Einstein.

Item Description
First Edition, First Printing. An authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson, M.Sc. from the third German edition of 1918. A frontispiece portrait of the Author by German Artist Hermann Struck. With diagrams, equations within the text, and with the third appendix on "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity" being written by Einstein especially for this edition.

Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1920. Blue cloth boards, with spine and edges covered with black adhesive tape. Gilt title to upper cover, and white lettering to spine.

Contents include:
A Preface, Biographical Note, Translator’s Note,
Part I, The Special Theory of Relativity
Part II, The General Theory of Relativity
Part III, Considerations on the Universe as a Whole
Appendices. Bibliography and Index.

Book Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 cm & Number of Pages: 168 including appendix and index

Firm and well bound volume. Wear to boards’ corners, edges and head and tail of spine, with scratchings, and faded marks on covers. A library sticker to inside front cover page, with marks of another sticker being removed from inside back cover. A name with ink on front free endpaper. Slight closed tears to the margin of few pages. Pages are generally clean, with spotting and faded marks on some pages. Overall; the book is tidy, and text is clean (Please see pictures).

Lot details
Number of Books
Collected works, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics
Author/ Illustrator
Albert Einstein, Ph.D.
Book Title
Relativity. The Special and General Theory
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Henry Holt and Company
Binding/ Material
Other - see description
Number of pages
21.5×14.5 cm
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