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The Principle of Relativity: A Collection of Original Memoirs on the Special and General Theory of Relativity: With Notes by A. Sommerfeld
London: Methuen 1923 - Translators’ preface, detailed contents, seven diagrams, tables, equations, notes; viii, 216 pages, followed by publisher’s catalogue dated June, 1923. The original red cloth is in very good shape, with blind lettering on upper board and gilt lettering clear on the spine. There is a mere hint of rubbing to the corner tips and a bump to the tail of spine at lower edge. Both free endpapers are toned but the interior is bright, crisp, and clean. [Please see images of the actual book.] This is a presentation copy, possibly given to Eric Gutkind, who bequeathed his small collection to my father, a close friend. Inserted in the book is a card from the 1928 International Mathematical Congress in Bologna commemorating the recent death of Luigi Bianchi whose rediscoveries of identities for the Riemann tensor were important for an understanding of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. “[I]t is easy to forget the way in which the theory gradually grew under the stimulus of physical experiment, and thus to miss much of its meaning. It is this growth which the present collection of papers is designed chiefly to exhibit .” As with every book from my father's collection, tipped in at the front is a small, attractive, acid-free bookplate, pictured on my homepage. All books are wrapped with special care and are shipped promptly-----domestic sales sent with 'delivery confirmation' tracking; international sales sent via global priority. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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