"Über die spezielle und die allgemeine relativitätstheorie"; "Die grundlage der allgemeinen relativitätstheorie"; "Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten relativitätstheorie und einer theorie der gravitation -I. Physikalischer teil"; "Das relativitätsprinzip drei vorlesungen gehalten in teylers stiftung zu haarlem"; "Raum und zeit"   Braunschweig; Leipzig; Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn; Johann Ambrosius Barth; B. G. Teubner 1917; 1916; 1913; 1914; 1909

Six works in one. 8vo. Five with their original printed front wrappers. Bound together into contemporary half-cloth over marbled boards; numerous annotations in pen and pencil. Ownership inscription of L[ouis] Kollros (b. 1878), well-known Swiss mathematician, geometer, and biographer of Jakob Steiner; from the library of the Eidg. Technische Hochscule, Zürich, with their stamp on each title. Preserved in a folding clamshell box. $15,000.00

FIRST EDITIONS of Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, second edition of No. 4. This collection of original offprints contains Einstein's most significant contributions to the theoretical basis for the release of atomic energy, and on general relativity. Lorentz's Relativitätstheorie is one of the earliest expositions on Einstein's theory of relativity, and led to a major breakthrough in nuclear fission. Minkowski's epoch-making paper, Raum und Zeit, is the mathematical foundation of the theory of relativity, and the first promulgation of the concept of space-time and the four dimensional space-time continuum.

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