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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 32

    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ('Papa') to his younger son, Eduard ('Tete'), n.p., 6 March 1926, one page, 4to.

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    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ('Papa') to his younger son, Eduard ('Tete'), n.p., 6 March 1926, one page, 4to.

    'THIS MOST PROSAIC OF ALL WORLDS', and a reference to Marie Curie. Einstein has much enjoyed his son's poems, which he has read attentively, but warns him to 'take care that the rhythm does not become a habit, and that you do not forget prose -- otherwise you will be in trouble in this most prosaic of all worlds [Schau aber nur, dass der Rhythmus nicht chronisch wird, dass Du die Prosa nicht verlernst, sonst geht Dirs schlecht in dieser prosaischsten aller Welten]'. After a congress on 15 July in Geneva, they will be able to go on holiday together, for preference in the mountains: 'Would you like to meet [Paul] Langevin and Madame Curie? I am coming for a brief stay together with them'.


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