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Albert Einstein, Ph.D. - Relativity. The Special and General Theory - 1921

Albert Einstein, Ph.D. - Relativity. The Special and General Theory - 1921

Scarce and collectable copy of this important book. With five diagrams and a portrait of the Author

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 published 1920. This is fourth edition 1921. An authorized translation by Robert W. Lawson, D.Sc. from the third German edition of 1918. A frontispiece portrait of the Author by German Artist Hermann Struck. With five 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 Methuen And Co. LTD, London (1921). Publishers’ original red cloth with blind-stamped lettering and border to upper cover, Gilt lettering to spine.

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

Book Dimensions: 19.5 x 12.5 cm and Number of Pages: 138 including index + 8pp publishers’ adverts at back of book.

Good copy. This book is an ex-library copy, with a white library code on slightly faded spine, two old large rectangular ink stamps to the title page. Contents age toned, some occasional spots and marks, pages 42 and 43 have age toned marks from what must have been an old bookmark (see pictures). Inner hinges are good and pages are tightly held at gutter. A scarce copy with clean text and illustrations (Please see pictures).

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Collected works, Illustrated, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics
Author/ Illustrator Albert Einstein, Ph.D.
Book Title Relativity. The Special and General Theory
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1921
Edition 1st Edition Thus
Language English
Original language Yes
Publisher Methuen And Co. LTD
Binding/ Material Hardback
Number of pages 138
Dimensions 19.5×12.5 cm
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