EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition.
EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition.

EINSTEIN, Albert. Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition.

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EINSTEIN, Albert Relativity. The Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition. Methuen & Co., [1920].

8vo. Original red cloth with black lettering to spine, in original printed dustwrapper; pp. xiii + 138 + [8, advertisements]; portrait frontispiece; binding in sparkling condition, unrestored wrapper with slight sunning to spine and slight chipping to extremities but quite the best example we have seen, browning to endpapers and mild spotting to edges, signature at some point clipped from top of half-title, a very fresh copy, very good.
First edition, translated by Robert L. Lawson. Very scarce in dustwrapper and with the binding unfaded. Although in writing this exposition Einstein maintained that 'matters of elegance should be left to the tailor and the cobbler' it remains alongside Darwin's 'Origin' and Watson's 'Double Helix' as one of the most highly regarded non-mathematical discussions of extraordinary scientific theories. This present edition includes Appendix III, especially written for this translation, on 'The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity'.

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