Sidelights on Relativity


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EINSTEIN, Albert. Sidelights on Relativity. London: Methuen & Co., (1922). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket; pp. [i-iv], [1-2], 3-58. $2200.

First English edition of two of Einstein's lectures on "some of the fundamental ideas of Relativity and their relation to the older theories." A very nice copy in the original dust jacket.

These two lectures, discussing some aspects of relativity, are titled "Ether and the Theory of Relativity," delivered in Leyden in 1920, and "Geometry and Experience," delivered in Berlin in 1921. "In the course of a single decade, Einstein discovered special and then general relativity, and in so doing overturned the conceptions of space and time that our species had held for thousands of years" (Brian Greene). The impact of his general theory of relativity "upon 20th-century science and thought can hardly be overstated" (Norman 695). With eight-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Publisher's price reduction sticker affixed to dust jacket front panel. Early owner ink signature.

Spine cloth sunned; very light edge-wear to dust jacket. A near-fine copy of this scarce item.

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