• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed and two typed letters signed ('A. Einstein') to Mrs Alice H. Falkenberg, Princeton, 24 March 1949 - 21 July 1953, in German, thanking her for a charitable donation, and for the gift of books, including one 'which has been so successfully kept from the view of the public by hiding it in the nursery -- an infernal trick of the hypocrites [das vor den Blicken des Publikums so erfolgreich durch Verstecken in die Kinderstube geschützt wurde -- ein infernalischer Trick der Scheinheiligen]', half page, 4to, in autograph, and 1½ pages, 4to, typescript, envelopes; with two cheques countersigned on verso by Einstein ('Albert Einstein'), letters by Alfred Polgar, Helene Dukas (2), Margot Einstein (2) and Alfred Polgar, and a related item. (12)

    Price Realised  

    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed and two typed letters signed ('A. Einstein') to Mrs Alice H. Falkenberg, Princeton, 24 March 1949 - 21 July 1953, in German, thanking her for a charitable donation, and for the gift of books, including one 'which has been so successfully kept from the view of the public by hiding it in the nursery -- an infernal trick of the hypocrites [das vor den Blicken des Publikums so erfolgreich durch Verstecken in die Kinderstube geschützt wurde -- ein infernalischer Trick der Scheinheiligen]', half page, 4to, in autograph, and 1½ pages, 4to, typescript, envelopes; with two cheques countersigned on verso by Einstein ('Albert Einstein'), letters by Alfred Polgar, Helene Dukas (2), Margot Einstein (2) and Alfred Polgar, and a related item. (12)


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