THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorien
"The theory's impact upon
twentieth-century science and thought can hardly be overstated." -Norman
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
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