Albert Einstein (1879-1955).
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Berlin: J.P. Barth, 1916 [but c.1919].
Hans Albert Einstein’s copy of his father’s greatest contribution to physics. Variant issue of the first separate edition (first published in Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, vol. 49, p.769-822). This reprint differs only from the first separate edition in the imprint on verso title-page: ‘Druck von Omnitypie-Ges., Nachfl. L. Zechnall, Stuttgart’ [first: ‘Druck von Metger & Wittig in Leipzig’]. The imprint on the rear wrapper is ‘Metzger & Wittig, Leipzig. 285’ and some of the books advertised thereon have the date 1919. Cf. Boni 78.1; Weil 80a; PMM 408; Norman 696: ‘The theory's impact upon twentieth-century science and thought can hardly be overstated’ (Norman 695).
Octavo (223 x 148mm). Original wrappers (front wrapper detached, title page very fragile and almost detached). Provenance: H.A. Einstein (1904-1976; front wrapper with his stamp with Berkeley CA address, numbered ‘39’ in red biro, and dated '1916’ in pencil).
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