Sale 15777
Einstein: Letters to a Friend Part I
Online 6 - 13 July 2017
Sale total including buyer's premium:
USD 1,705,000
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Michele Besso (1873-1955) was Einstein's lifelong friend and his only acknowledged collaborator on the ground-breaking theory of Special Relativity (1905): as well as reflecting this close personal intimacy, Einstein's letters to Besso include discussions of the most important scientific concepts in Einstein's work – including special and general relativity, the cosmological constant, the objective significance of space and time and ‘time’s arrow’. The correspondence has been described as 'quite remarkable' and 'perhaps the most important' in Einstein's life.
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