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Einstein on Relativity

EINSTEIN, ALBERT. The Meaning of Relativity signed by Einstein

London: Methuen, 1922

Original cloth and dust jacket. Fine.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Signed and dated Oxford 1931 by Einstein.

“‘Everybody knows that Einstein did something astonishing,’ wrote Bertrand Russell in 1925, ‘but very few people know exactly what it was that he did.’ Russell was an early commentator on ‘relativity,’ striving to explain Einstein’s new universe to the common reader. In 1921, Einstein himself joined the effort, delivering four lectures exploring his special theory of relativity ” (NYPL). This book contains those lectures.

Einstein’s most popular work on relativity, this volume brings together Einstein’s Stafford Little lectures delivered at Princeton in 1921. First published in 1922 as Vier Vorlesungen (Four Lectures), this work was revised and expanded by Einstein several times and remains in print today.

This book was included in the landmark New York Public Library Books of the Century exhibition (1996).

New York Public Library Books of the Century 38.

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