SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN’S "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": IN THE RARE ORIGINAL GLASSINE AND ORIGINAL CARDBOARD

  • Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
  • Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
  • Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
  • Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

Item Number: 12045

Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.

Signed limited first edition, one of 760 copies signed and dated “Albert Einstein ‘49.” Octavo, original brown cloth, top edge gilt, original slipcase. Fine in the rare original glassine wrapper, with the slipcase, in fine condition. With the original cardboard used upon publication. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. Rare.

Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta. "The greatest physicist of the 20th century" (PMM 408).