Einstein, Albert; Sheffield, Charles
Title The Meaning of Relativity: Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher The Easton Press, Norwalk 1994
Seller ID 2174186
Blank publisher bookplates laid in, rear board lightly scuffed with three tiny spots. 1994 Full-Leather. xii, 166,  pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Charles Sheffield. In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title The Meaning of Relativity, the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field, added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.