The Meaning of Relativity. By Albert Einstein. Third Edition, Revised Second Printing with Proof of His General Theory of Gravitation. Princeton University Press. Princeton, 1950.

$110.00

The first edition of The Meaning of Relativity was published in 1921. It was Einstein’s attempt to make his Theory of Relativity accessible to the general public. The theory was still so new, even to Einstein, that much of the ever-growing implications were requiring continual exposition. So, by the second edition, Einstein felt it necessary to add further evidence in the form of an expository appendix. Then, by 1949, he and his contemporaries had made an even greater step towards the unification of his theory: a Generalized Theory of Gravitation. Subsequently, Einstein added the “Appendix II: Generalized Theory of Gravitation”, but as the print run was being printed and bound, Einstein discovered several errors (or inefficiencies) in his equations. It was too late to prevent the distribution of the third edition, first printings, but Einstein and the publishers were quick to follow them with this third edition, second printing, with corrections. It is the first accurate publication of his Generalized Theory of Gravitation, with implications for space travel, telescopic observations, signal communication, and our ability to understand phenomenon such as black holes, gravitational waves, and much more.

In the original cloth boards, near fine with only rubbing and chip to one edge. Text block very good, only large chip removed on front endpapers and former owner’s elegant signature on endpapers. Scarce original dust jacket is good with large chips on both ends of the spine, and minor chips and closed tears to edges.

A very good copy of the preferred printing, containing Einstein’s proof of his Generalized Theory of Gravitation.

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The Meaning of Relativity. By Albert Einstein. Third Edition, Revised Second Printing with Proof of His General Theory of Gravitation. Princeton University Press. Princeton, 1950.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in