Annalen der Physik, IV. Folge, volume 49, pp.669-822. Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1916. 8° (213 x 140mm). Cloth-backed boards by the University of Chicago Press (extremities very lightly rubbed), in modern morocco slipcase gilt. Provenance: Carnegie Institution of Washington (blindstamp on front blank)." /> EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie", in: <I>Annalen der Physik</I>, IV. Folge, volume 49, pp.669-822. Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1916. 8° (213 x 140mm). Cloth-backed boards by the University of Chicago Press (extremities very lightly rubbed), in modern morocco slipcase gilt. <I>Provenance</I>: Carnegie Institution of Washington (blindstamp on front blank).|
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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

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    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie", in: Annalen der Physik, IV. Folge, volume 49, pp.669-822. Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1916. 8° (213 x 140mm). Cloth-backed boards by the University of Chicago Press (extremities very lightly rubbed), in modern morocco slipcase gilt. Provenance: Carnegie Institution of Washington (blindstamp on front blank).

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    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie", in: Annalen der Physik, IV. Folge, volume 49, pp.669-822. Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1916. 8° (213 x 140mm). Cloth-backed boards by the University of Chicago Press (extremities very lightly rubbed), in modern morocco slipcase gilt. Provenance: Carnegie Institution of Washington (blindstamp on front blank).

    FIRST PRINTING of Einstein's general theory of relativity. 'For his "special" theory Einstein was awarded a fellowship (fourth class) of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut in Berlin. In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize. The Committee referred with caution to the relativity theory and cited the greatest physicist of the century for his discovery of the law of the photo-electric effect", PMM 408; Norman 695; Weil 80.


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