The Feynman Lectures On Physics.

Richard Feynman's personal Copies of each volume of The Feynman Lectures On Physics; with his ownership signatures

The Feynman Lectures On Physics.

FEYNMAN, Richard P.; Robert P. Leighton; Matthew Sands.


Item Number: 130475

Reading, Massachusetts/Palo Alto: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1975; 1964; 1965.

Richard Feynman’s own office copy of his collected lectures on physics, with his ownership signatures. Quarto, 3 volumes, original red cloth. With Feynman’s ownership signature and address to the front free endpaper of volume one, “R. P. Feynman. Calif Instit. of Technology Pasadena, Calif. 795-6811 Ext. 2688” and signature to the front free endpaper of Vol. II, “Office R P Feynman.” Each volume is in very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box by the Harcourt Bindery. From the library of Richard P. Feynman. A unique example of one of the most important physics texts ever published.

"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. More than 1.5 million English-language copies have been sold; probably even more copies have been sold in a dozen foreign-language editions. A 2013 review in Nature described the book as having "simplicity, beauty, unity ... presented with enthusiasm and insight."

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