EINSTEIN, Albert Gemeinschaft und Persönlichkeit. Amsterdam: Querido Verlag. 1934.
8vo. Original paper wrappers; pp. 337-392 (Einstein pp. 337-339); very good.
First edition, Die Sammlung March 1934. This important journal, designed to promote work by anti-Nazi German authors, ran for 24 issues in the mid-1930s. Initially intended as a purely literary journal, its increasingly strident political tone soon brought it to the attention of the Nazi government, causing contributors to denounce it and subscribers to fall away. Its patrons were Andre Gide, Aldous Huxley and Heinrich Mann, the son of Thomas Mann. The present work is a copy of the seventh issue of the journal and features Einstein's lucid essay on the community and the individual personality. It may also represent the only time Einstein appeared in print alongside Bertolt Brecht, who contributed a long poem. Rare in such good condition.