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Einstein His Life and Times.

EINSTEIN Albert.; FRANK Philipp (1947.)

£6000.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Translated from the German by George Rosen, edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka. Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, gilt equation to upper cover, fore and lower edges untrimmed. New York, Alfred A. Knopf.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To Mr. James Fawcett A. Einstein 1947'.

Sir James Fawcett was for nine years the president of the European Commission for Human Rights, and Professor of international law at King's College London. When he met Einstein, a friend of his wife Bice's parents, he asked him: "Do you find order in the universe?" "I believe", replied Einstein, "that order is there, but cannot prove it." This biography was composed in German, but sections of the manuscript were omitted in this edition, the complete text appearing in German in 1949 with a foreword by Einstein.

Gilt lettering on the spine faded, small tear to the head of the spine, small puncture hole (not black) on the spine.

Stock Code: 221558