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Rare books by and about Albert Einstein, including first edition and signed first edition copies of his works on Relativity, and original portraits and engravings.

Read our blog post about the portrait of Albert Einstein taken the year he won the Nobel Prize.

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  1. The Theory of Relativity.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. The Theory of Relativity.

    London : 1920

    First edition in English, first impression, translated from the third German edition (1918) by Robert W. Lawson. This is the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. The additional chapter (Appendix III) written by Einstein for this edition was added at Lawson's urging, who thought the book would be more accessible if its author could... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145494

  2. Signed photograph.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. Signed photograph.


    Signed by Einstein in ink below the image, "Albert Einstein, 1932". The photograph, showing Einstein in a pale pinstriped suit, wing collar, and plain necktie, was taken at a press conference on the occasion of Einstein's first visit to Caltech in Pasadena on 2 January 1931. Einstein wintered at Caltech in 1931, 1932, and 1933.

    Provenance: from... Learn More

    Stock Code: 135297

  3. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.
    EINSTEIN, Albert. Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist.

    Evanston, IL : 1949

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 132 of 760 copies signed and dated '49 by Einstein. This is the only Einstein signed limited edition, a handsome volume produced on the occasion of Einstein's 70th birthday.

    The collection contains laudatory essays by many of Einstein's contemporaries including Max Born, Wolfgang Pauli, and Niels Bohr,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 145463

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