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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter and autograph postcard signed ('Papa') to his younger son, Eduard ('Tetel'), the former n.p., 26 October 1928, the latter [Berlin, postmarked 25 November 1928], together 2 pages, 4to, and 1½ pages, 8vo (light pencil markings to margin of letter, postcard evenly browned).
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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter and autograph postcard signed ('Papa') to his younger son, Eduard ('Tetel'), the former n.p., 26 October 1928, the latter [Berlin, postmarked 25 November 1928], together 2 pages, 4to, and 1½ pages, 8vo (light pencil markings to margin of letter, postcard evenly browned).

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter and autograph postcard signed ('Papa') to his younger son, Eduard ('Tetel'), the former n.p., 26 October 1928, the latter [Berlin, postmarked 25 November 1928], together 2 pages, 4to, and 1½ pages, 8vo (light pencil markings to margin of letter, postcard evenly browned).

'I WAS NEVER A NORMAL MAN'. Einstein is delighted with a letter from Eduard, as he was with a recent visit -- 'you were more relaxed than usual'. He has been troubled to receive from 'dem Schwein von Herzog' [that pig of a Herzog] a recent publication containing some of Eduard's 'boyish aphorisms': 'It is not good, this sort of unpleasant sensation-seeking. You must be very careful with publishing ... The danger is that people will take up your productions as my son not for their own merits but as sensational pieces. You can clearly see this in Herzog's introduction'. Efforts to hire a holiday house have been frustrated, 'So we are staying here for the moment, which is not the end of the world. Particularly as I still like my study hut a great deal'. The postcard reports the full re-establishment of Einstein's health -- 'the doctor says I should be a "normal man" again (which I never was) -- and reproves Eduard ('Du Schweinskerl') for forgetting to deliver something to the Dukases. 'I was left completely alone for 14 days in an empty flat in Berlin, and lived like a savage. That was nice. I'm making progress with the problem. It is looking more and more probable that I have made a blind shot at something [dass ich irgendwo ins Schwarze geschossen habe]'. For his 50th birthday, he is building a holiday refuge on the Havel. (2)
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