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Verlag: Methuen & Company, London, 1924
First edition of this classic account of Born's analysis and interpretation of Einstein's theory of relativity. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by Max Born on the verso of the frontispiece. Translated by Henry L. Brose. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are uncommon, signed examples rare. "Einstein's Theory of Relativity is a book in which one great mind explains the work of another great mind in terms comprehensible to the layman is a significant achievement. This is such a book. Max Born was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1954 and was one of the world's great physicists: in this work he analyzes and interprets the theory of Einsteinian relativity. The result is undoubtedly the most lucid and insightful of all the books that have been written to explain the revolutionary theory that marked the end of the classical and the beginning of the modern era of physics.
Verlag: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1951
Later printingÂof this classic work, which traces the development of ideas in physics. Octavo, original blue cloth. Boldly signed by both authors on the front free endpaper, "A. Einstein. 53" and "L. Infeld 1958." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. We have never seen another example signed by both authors. Rare and desirable. Upon publication The Saturday Review of Literature praised Evolution of Physics as "masterly Einstein and Infeld s book should do much to spread an understanding and appreciation one of the great dramas in the evolution of human thought.".