• Relativity: The Special And General Theory.

Relativity: The Special And General Theory.

Item Number: 2160

London: Methuen, 1920.

First edition of the scientist’s ground breaking work.Octavo, original publisher’s blind-stamped red cloth titled in gilt at the spine. Signed by Albert Einstein on the front free endpaper. Translated by Robert Lawson. Some foxing to the page edges in an excellent dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare signed.

It can hardly be disputed that the theories put forth in this book are among the most important in the history of modern science. "The imprint of Einstein's work on the different areas of physical science is so large and varied," writes Gerald Holton in a recent assessment, "that a scientist who tries to trace it would be hard put to know where to start" (Simmons, The Scientific 100).