New York: William Sloane Associates, 1948.
1st Edition. Signed by Albert Einstein. Signed "Albert Einstein" in fountain pen on the title page. The Universe and Dr. Einstein. With a Foreword by Albert Einstein. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1948. Octavo, original half black cloth, original unclipped dust jacket with the price of $2.50. Some minor tears but overall very good condition. Containing four pages of black-and-white photogravures, including a portrait of Einstein after a photograph by Lotte Jacobi. Housed in a custom clamshell box with embossed E=MC2.
This book according to the dustjacket description
"...is an attempt - the most brilliant in our time- to describe the universe as it now appears in the light of modern scientific and cosmological theory."
There is a previous owners bookplate as well as his signature on the back which is quite fascinating " R. Schellenberger Princeton University 17 July 1948" He was obviously a big fan of Einstein and many of the pages have sentences underlined. A well read and cherished edition. There is also some faint text above the signature.
A wonderful addition to any Einstein Library.
Item #33132 Price: US$7,400.00