“Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty"; Albert Einstein's The World As I See It; Signed by Him
World As I See It.
Item Number: 61088
New York: Philosophical Library, 1949.
First edition of Einstein’s first work for the general reader. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, “Albert Einstein 1951.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
The World as I See It features Einstein’s thoughts and personal philosophy on pacifism, Judaism, the German question, literature, modern science and more.
Other Books by this Author
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.
“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, frontispiece of Einstein. 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.
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.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF ALBERT EINSTEINS "ONE AND ONLY INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY": SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM
Evanston: Library of Living Philosophers, 1949.
Signed limited first edition, number 156 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. An absolute pristine example. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge": First edition of Out of My Later Years; Signed and Dated by Albert Einstein
New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
First edition of Einstein’s collection of social science-related articles, addresses and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “A. Einstein 52.” With the ownership signature of Dr. Milnor Alexander, Los Angeles, California, 1952 on front pastedown. Alexander taught political science at Penn State University and was active in the women’s movement and supporter of many societies promoting social welfare, the environment and the Labor movement. She has also inscribed below, “Autographed by Einstein for our fund-raiser for the Federation for Repeal of the Levering Act.” The inscription on the pastedown is significant. Einstein is known to have endorsed the [successful] fight against having every California citizen/employee of the government pledge complete loyalty to the government no matter one’s political affiliations. This was called the Levering Act. These strictures–to be imposed on California government employees— took place during the McCarthy era of seeking out Communist sympathizers, including the banning of alleged Communist-leaning Hollywood actors and directors. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1950.
First British edition of Einstein’s collection of social science-related articles, addresses and speeches.Octavo, original cloth. Tape repair to the front free endpaper, very good in a very good dust jacket.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph of Albert Einstein. Signed “A Einstein 52.” Group portrait showing Einstein standing between Talmudic scholar Tamar de Sola Pool and Hadassah National President Rebecca Beldner Shulman at his Princeton home in June of 1952 during a celebration marking the commencement of building of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 15.5 inches. An exceptional photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953.
First separate edition of Einstein’s attempt to reconcile his own gravitational equations with Maxwell’s electromagnetic equations, building toward a unified “field” theory of energy. Octavo, original wrappers. In fine condition. Exceptionally rare.
Etch bust of Albert Einstein done by well-known artist Hermann Struck. Signed by both Einstein and Struck, numbered 62/100. In fine condition with light toning to the extremities. Double matted and framed, which measures 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. An exceptional piece.
Engraved bust portrait of Albert Einstein by Hermann Struck. Signed at lower right by Albert Einstein and the artist Hermann Struck. This was the artist’s proof and is cited by him writing (“proof”) on the lower right, in pencil, next to Einstein’s signature. The engraving measures 7 inches by 10.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Rare and desirable.
Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein, taken from Martin Vos’ famous image captured during Rabinadrath Tagore’s 1930 visit to Berlin. Boldly signed by Albert Einstein. Gelatin silver print, a portrait detail from the famed 1930 Martin Vos photograph, taken when Tagore visited Einstein at his home in Berlin on July 14th, 1930. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures An iconic photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed.
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.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This I Remember; Inscribed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Illustrated with 41 photographs of the Roosevelt family, including frontispiece of the First Lady. Inscribed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the front free endpaper.” Near fine in a very good with a few small closed tears.
"It is an honor to serve with you in the Senate": First Edition of Dreams From Father; Lengthily Inscribed by Barack Obama
New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1995.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Barack Obama on the half title page, “To Ant- It is an honor to serve with you in the Senate. Thanks for your friendship, counsel and support! Warm Regards, Barack Obama.” The recipient worked with Obama in the Senate. Examples are usually encountered with just a signature, association copies of this magnitude are rare. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Freeman Dyson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir; Inscribed by Justice John Paul Stevens to "My Good Friend" Chief Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2011.
First edition of this memoir from Justice John Paul Stevens. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To my good friend Frank Lorson John Paul Stevens.” The recipient was the chief deputy clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, who began his 30-year career at the Supreme Court as an assistant clerk in 1972. He was chief deputy clerk from 1981 until his retirement in 2002. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison J. Warner.