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Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. The Library of Living Philosophers Volume VII. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp.
Evanston, IL: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc., 1949. Octavo. Original brown morocco-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spine lettered in gilt, gilt facsimile of Einstein's signature to front board, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With a newspaper clipping, A. W. Wundheiler's review of the present work, taped to rear free endpaper, with subsequent offset; a very few tiny marginal pencil marks (such as to pp. 384, 673). Spine ends and corners lightly bruised and rubbed, a few leaves roughly opened resulting in uneven fore edges (pp. 292/3, 751/2) and some tears (pp. 129/130, 329-36), none affecting text. A crisp, clean copy, the binding near-fine. Portrait frontispiece by Karsh of Ottawa and 2 plates (facsimile of Einstein's handwriting and portrait in his studio with the editor). First and limited edition, number 118 of 760 copies signed and dated by Einstein. A handsomely produced volume, this is the only Einstein signed limited edition, and the first publication of Einstein's autobiographical notes, in which he famously described the awakening of his scientific curiosity when shown a compass as a child. The contents of this volume include the notes, a facsimile of his handwriting, descriptive and critical essays on his work, Einstein's reply to the essays, and a bibliography. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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