SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM
Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
Item Number: 4649
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. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in very good condition shows some rubbing. Edited by Paul Arthur Schhilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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).
Other Books by this Author
“This life is bizarre and unsound It looks clearer written down": First Edition of Albert Einstein: A Biographical Portrait; Inscribed by Albert Einstein with an original Four Line Poem
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930.
First edition of this Einstein biography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and inscribed by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper and dated in 1931 with a four line unique poem in German entirely in his hand, which translates, “This life is bizarre and unsound It looks clearer written down the urgencies that in the dark are touched don’t frighten others very much.” The recipient was the wife of Leonor Michaelis, who was a German chemist, and physician, known primarily for his work with Maud Menten on enzyme kinetics and Michaelis–Menten kinetics in 1913. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and wear. Rare and desirable.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM; IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CARDBOARD
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. The book is in fine condition, the slipcase is in fine condition. Housed in the original publisher’s cardboard. An absolute pristine example, which has been stored in the original cardboard box since publication. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Rare and desirable in this condition.
First Edition of Albert Einsteins The Evolution of Physics; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication to Heinz Norden
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication. The recipient, Heinz Norden was the editor of Albert Einstein’s book Einstein on Peace. He served as a publisher and “among the authors he translated and brought to publication were Goethe, Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein” (The New York Times). Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Trade editions signed by Einstein are uncommon, examples with such significant association are rare.
Etching of Albert Einstein done by German printmaker J.J. Muller in 1934. Signed by Muller and also signed by Albert Einstein on the lower right side. In fine condition. The etching measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 17.75 inches by 21 inches. An exceptional piece.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1950.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Tape repair to the front endpage, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “A. Einstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” on the lower left hand corner. Some light spotting and surface wear. The signature is lightly smudged. The photograph measures 8 inches by 12 inches. The entire piece is 12.5 inches by 15 inches. Matted and framed.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.
First edition the second volume of the author’s Pulitzer and National Book Award winning work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Henry Kissinger with all good wishes Jim Burns.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With the compliments of the author slip laid in. An excellent association copy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Henry and Nancy Kissinger, “For Nancy & Henry as a guide to those K volumes yet to come! With all good wishes J.K.G. 1981.” Galbraith and Kissinger were close friends, both civil servants and Harvard University professors, who played a vital role in the development of United States foreign policies in the 1960s-70s and beyond. Galbraith, working as United States ambassador to India in the Kennedy administration and Kissinger in the Nixon administration as Secretary of State. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An outstanding association copy linking these two giants of American history.
First Edition of Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser; Inscribed by Zbigniew Brzezinski to the Former Ambassador of Finland
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to the former United States Ambassador of Finland, “For James Goodby- best wishes, Zbigniew Brzezinski.” Goodby served in the United States Foreign Service, achieving the rank of Career Minister, and was appointed to five ambassadorial-rank positions by Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Clinton, including ambassador to Finland. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. A nice association.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Harold Bloom on the half title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine crown and overall light wear. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.