HIS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN: PHILOSOPHER SCIENTIST, SIGNED BY EINSTEIN, ALSO AN EDITOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR AND FOUNDER OF THE LIVING PHILOSOPHERS SERIES, PAUL SCHILPP
EINSTEIN, Albert. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Evanston, Illinois: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949. Octavo, original brown cloth, beveled edges, top edge gilt, uncut and mostly unopened, original slipcase. $16,500.
Signed limited first edition of this study of Einstein's life and beliefs, number 409 of 760 copies signed and dated by Einstein, uncut and mostly unopened. This is an editor's presentation copy, inscribed by the editor of this work, founder of the Living Philosophers series and former president of the American Philosophical Association, Paul Schlipp.
"The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408). This impressive volume offers an excellent study of Einstein's life as well as of his scientific and philosophic thought. Included are Einstein's autobiographical notes in German and English; 24 descriptive and critical essays on Einstein's work (contributors include Wolfgang Pauli, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Kurt Gödel and Niels Bohr), together with Einstein's responses; and a bibliography of his writings and index. Illustrated with frontispiece, photographic portraits and plates. With original slipcase; without scarce glassine. This volume is the seventh in the "Library of Living Philosophers." This copy is warmly inscribed to a Dr. Shaykin by the editor of this work, Paul Schilpp. Schilpp, a philosophy professor and a president of the American Philosophical society, created the Library of Living Philosophers series, "the internationally known 21-volume series on the ideas of some of this century's greatest thinkers. Schilpp was founder of the Library and edited or co-edited the first 19 volumes, beginning in 1939 with The Philosophy of John Dewey, followed by volumes on such figures as Santayana, Einstein, Russell, Popper and Sartre" (Bertrand Russell Society).
Light wear to extremities of slipcase. Book fine.