A collectable copy of this scarce first edition, and 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.
This is the first English-language edition of Albert Einstein’s first popular treatment of relativity. This second edition was published in the first year as the first (First published August 1920, and this second edition September 1920).
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 (1920). Publishers’ original red cloth with blind-stamped lettering and border to upper cover, Black lettering to spine.
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: 19.4 x 12.6 cm & Number of Pages: 138 including index + 8pp publishers’ adverts at back of book.
Solid and well bound volume. Minor wear to boards’ corners, edges and head and foot of spine. The book is nice inside. Previous owner signature on top past down page. Toning and a little foxing to free end papers only, but text is bright and clear throughout (Please see pictures).
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- Filosofie, Natuurkunde, Verzamelwerken, Wiskunde
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Albert Einstein, Ph.D.
- Relativity. The Special and General Theory
- Publicatiejaar oudste item.
- Eerste druk in dit formaat
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Methuen And Co. LTD
- Harde kaft
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- 19,4×12,6 cm