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EINSTEIN, ALBERT; HUBBARD, WILLIAM
Photographs and Letters, March-April 1932
np: np, 1932. First edition. UNPUBLISHED CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS OF EINSTEIN AND LETTERS BY WILLIAM HUBBARD OFFERING AN INTIMATE VIEW OF THE SCIENTIST ON VACATION. On March 2, 1932, at the height of his career and world fame, Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa set off on a vacation to their German homeland, departing from Los Angeles on the M. S. San Francisco. Another passenger aboard the ship was the renowned music scholar, William Lines Hubbard. Famous in his own right, Hubbard was the music critic for the Chicago Tribune and author of a definitive 11-volume work on the history of opera (published 1908). Accompanying Hubbard was his companion Julia Reid, their cabins adjacent to that of the Einstein's. As was the practice during this era, Hubbard kept detailed journals and letters of his travel experiences. This collection, from the estate of Hubbard, contains the following items:
 1. Three unpublished small black-and-white and sepia photographs. The first photograph (4.5" x 2.5") pictures Einstein, his wife Elsa, the Ship's Captain, Hubbard (the tall figure) and three other of the ship's passengers, dated 3/14/32. The second photograph (3.5" x 3.25") is an outstanding full front image of Einstein, his wife Elsa, and the ship's Captain. The final photograph (4.5" x 2.5") is a full frontal image of Einstein and his wife Elsa both seated in deck chairs with the ship's Captain standing behind.
 2. Typed letter dated March 22, 1932, written while sailing through the South Atlantic. Six pages, typed front and back on two pieces (folded) of the ship's original stationary (approx … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]

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