“Here I sit in order to write, at the age of 67, something like my own obituary. I am doing this not merely because Dr. Schilpp has persuaded me to do it; but because I do, in fact, believe that it is a good thing to show those who are striving alongside of us, how one’s own striving and searching appears to one in retrospect...” -Albert Einstein, “Autobiographical Notes” from Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist
”The closest Einstein ever came to writing an autobiography. Indispensable." -Abraham Pais, Subtle is the Lord, on the “Autobiographical Notes” in Philosopher-Scientist
THE MAGNIFICENT SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 760 COPIES SIGNED BY EINSTEIN. AN OUTSTANDING COPY IN ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, GLASSINE, AND SHIPPING BOX.
The seventh volume in “The Library of Living Philosophers” series, Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist is a tribute volume with essays by some of the most important scientists of the era reflecting on the importance of Einstein’s work. Contributors include: Wolfgang Pauli, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Arnold Sommerfeld, Georges Lemaitre, Kurt Gödel, and many more. Of special note is the essay by Niels Bohr, “Discussion with Einstein on Epistemological Problems in Atomic Physics”, which gives Bohr’s perspective of the famous Einstein-Bohr debates. As Paul Schilpp notes in his Preface, “These recollections of conversations with Einstein on the epistemological aspects of physical science would never have come into being, were it not for the peculiar nature of this series.”
Also included, as a first chapter, is Einstein’s important “Autobiographical Notes” in German and English and, a final chapter by Einstein entitled “Remarks to the Essays Appearing in this Collective Volume”.
With frontispiece portrait of Einstein by Yousef Karsh. Number 715 of the 760. Evanston, IL: The Library of Living Philosophers, Inc., 1949. Thick octavo (approx. 6.75x9.75x1.75), original publisher’s leatherette with gilt image of Einstein’s signature on front board, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, pages uncut; original glassine, slipcase, and shipping box. Book fine, fragile glassine (usually lacking) with chips to spine and edges, slipcase with a few spots of wear at edges. An outstanding copy of an essential Einstein item - very rare in complete original condition with glassine, slipcase, and shipping box.
Price: $12,500 .