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Relativity

EINSTEIN (Albert).

EINSTEIN (Albert).

Relativity The Special & The General Theory: A Popular Exposition.

Frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Hermann Struck, diagrams and equations in the text.

First English Edition. 8vo. [196 x 125 x 22 mm]. xiii, [iii], 138, [2], [8] pp. Bound in the original publisher's red cloth, the title blocked in blind on the front cover and in gilt on the spine.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1920

Short closed tear in outer margin of pp.3/4 and small loss to blank upper corner of pp.99/100. A little foxing to the edges, just encroaching onto the title and opening leaves. With the half-title and the 8pp publisher's catalogue at the end. Neat ink inscription on front free endleaf: "W. Morris-Jones. Bangor. Nov.1920". A very good copy.

This was the first English language edition (an American edition was published later in the same year) and the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. It was translated from the German by Robert W. Lawson and contains an additional chapter (Appendix III) specially written by Einstein for this edition, "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity".

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