First Edition of Albert Einsteins The Evolution of Physics; Inscribed by Him in the Year of Publication to Heinz Norden
The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Ideas from Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta.
Einstein, Albert & Infeld, Leopold.$25,000.00
Item Number: 18005
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938.
First edition of this classic work, which traces the development of ideas in physics. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Albert Einstein 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.
Upon publication The Saturday Review of Literature praised Evolution of Physics as "masterly Einstein and Infelds book should do much to spread an understanding and appreciation one of the great dramas in the evolution of human thought."