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THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY

Albert Einstein: General Relativity, first editionEINSTEIN, ALBERT.  Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorien

"The theory's impact upon twentieth-century science and thought can hardly be overstated." -Norman 625

"One of the greatest achievements in the history of human thought... It is not the discovery of an outlying island but of a whole continent of new scientific ideas." -J. J. Thomson

FIRST EDITION, offprint issue, of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.  A fine copy.

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is a continuation and dramatic expansion of some of the ground-breaking ideas set forth in his 1905 paper on special relativity. Specifically, with general relativity, Einstein applied his revolutionary conceptions of time, space, and matter to all of the universe, and providing, for the first time the definitive reinterpretation of the Newtonian model. First printing of the offprint issue, with "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig" on the verso of the title and "Metzger & Wittig" centered on bottom of rear wrapper.

Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. Octavo, original wrappers, custom half-leather box. Slight toning to wrapper edges, otherwise fine. A magnificent copy- scarce in such fine condition. $11,000.


 

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