4 October 2002
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1965). Folgerungen aus den Capillaritätserscheinungen. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik, 4 Folge, Band 4, 1901. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1901.
8o. Original tan printed wrappers (reinforced along spine fold, some slight darkening at edges).
FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION OFFPRINT ISSUE with printed presentation statement ("A. Einstein. Überreicht vom Verfasser") on the front wrapper.
Einstein's first published paper, which deals with intramolecular forces. Pais 'Subtle is the Lord'... (p. 57) notes that this paper "shows how, from the start, Einstein was groping for universal principles, in the present case for a relation between molecular forces and gravitation." In the paper Einstein concludes, "It should be noted that the constant C increases in general but not always with increasing weight. Therefore, the question if and how our [intramolecular] forces are related to gravitation must for the time being be kept completely open."
EXTREMELY RARE: No copy of this offprint has appeared at auction in the last twenty-five years according to ABPC. BRL 1; Weil 1.
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