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Relativity: The Special And The General Theory

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Albert Einstein’s Special & General Theory of Relativity, published in 1921 in New York.

Octavo, xiii, [1], 168pp., [3pp]. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on front cover, printed on spine. Faint ring mark on front cover. This is the second printing of the American edition, which first appeared in 1920. Light toning to endpapers, clean throughout. Solid text block. Frontispiece portrait opposite title page. Previous ownership inscription from “O.W. Miller” on front endpaper. An important work.

First published in German in 1916, this copy is 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. The first American edition was published later the same year (1920).

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New York


Henry Holt and Company


First Edition, Second Printing

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