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EINSTEIN, Albert. Erklärung der Perihelbewegung des Merkur aus der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Offprint from: Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte, XLVII. Berlin, 1915.
FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION OFFPRINT ISSUE. "Explanation of the Perihelion Motion of Mercury from the General Theory of Relativity" Presented November 18, 1915 and published November 25, 1915.
This is the first publication of Einstein's first post-Newtonian results, and it is, for the reasons stated above (in lot 81), of the greatest historical importance. He obtained 43" per century for the precession of the perihelion of Mercury. He also found that the bending of light is twice as large as he thought it was in 1911. EXTREMELY RARE. BRL 75.
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