4 October 2002
EINSTEIN, Albert. Über den Einfluss der Schwerkraft auf die Ausbreitung des Lichtes. Offprint from: Annalen der Physik series 4, 35, 898-908. 1911.
8o. Original tan printed wrappers (reinforced along spine fold, some slight darkening to edges).
FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION OFFPRINT ISSUE with printed presentation statement ("A. Einstein. Überreicht vom Verfasser") on front wrapper.
This is the first paper in which Einstein recognizes that the bending of light should be experimentally detectable during a total solar eclipse. In 1919 that recognition will become the key to Eddington's experimental proof of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. BRL 39; Weil 43.
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