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Auction Description for Swann: Science & Medicine

Science & Medicine

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

426 lots

February 10, 1994

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: ALBERT EINSTEIN ZUR ELEKTRODYNAMIK BEWEGTER KOERPER. Ann. Phys. Lpz. (4), Volume 17, number 10, pages 891-921. 8vo, wrappers, backstrip and

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Description: front cover imperfect; 1/4 morocco folding case. Leipzig, 1905 FIRST EDITION of the initial statement of relativity. Weil *9; Horblit 26b; Dibner, Heralds of Science 167. WRITINGS BY EINSTEIN.

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Lot 2: ALBERT EINSTEIN EINE NEUE BESTIMMUNG DER MOLEKUELDIMENSIONEN * ZUR THEORIE DER BROWNSCHEN BEWEGUNG. Ann. Phys. Lpz. (4), Volume 19, pages

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Description: 289-306 and 371-381. 8vo, buckram. Leipzig, 1906 Respectively, second edition of Einstein's 1905 doctoral thesis, and FIRST EDITION of one of his principal works on the Brownian molecular theory. Well 7a, *11. Pages 487-553 contain W. Kaufmann's Ueber die Konstitution des Elektrons, the first scientific paper to cite Einstein's dissertation. WRITINGS BY EINSTEIN.

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Lot 3: ALBERT EINSTEIN ZUR THEORIE DER LICHTERZEUGUNG UND LICHTABSORPTION * DAS PRINZIP VON DER ERHALTUNG DER SCHWERPUNKTSBEWEGUNG

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Description: und die Traegheit der Energie. Ann. Phys. Lpz. (4), Volume 20, pages 199-206 and 627-33. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 cloth, labels removed from spine, original front wrapper bound in; ex-library. Leipzig, 1906 FIRST EDITIONS of important papers on the photoelectric effect (one of 2 on the subject for which Einstein received the 1921 Nobel prize for physics) and center-of-gravity motion in special relativity. Well *12, 13. WRITINGS BY EINSTEIN.

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Lot 4: ALBERT EINSTEIN UEBER DAS RELATIVITAETSPRINZIP und die aus demselben gezogenen Folgerungen. Jahrbuch d. Radioaktivitaet u. Elektronik,

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Description: Volume 4, pages 411-62. With "Berichtigung," Volume 5, pages 98-99. Together, 2 volumes. 8vo, 1/2 cloth. Leipzig, 1908 FIRST EDITION. "On p. 443 are probably the first explicit statements both of the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass and of the equation for mass in terms of energy now regarded as the theoretical basis for the release of atomic energy"--Well *21. WRITINGS BY EINSTEIN.

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Lot 5: ALBERT EINSTEIN DAS RELATIVITAETSPRINZIP. Eine Sammlung von Abhandlungen. 8vo, cloth, spine faded; bookplate. Leipzig, 1913 FIRST

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Description: COLLECTED EDITION, reprinting Well *9 (see lot 1) and *10, 2 papers by H. A. Lorentz, and Hermann Minkowski's Raum und Zeit (see lots 37 and 61). Well 59. WRITINGS BY EINSTEIN.

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