Relativity – The Special and the General Theory – A Popular Exposition – in the original 5 shillings dust wrapper Methuen
A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1920. A very good+ (or better) book with one small name and date to the head of the front endpaper. Some foxing spots to the page edges (one to the prelims), with some light off-setting to the endpapers. Spine is very lightly faded, but the colour of the boards is strong. In the exceptionally scarce original dust wrapper correctly priced at 5/-. Two small archival tape repairs to closed tears on the spine (repaired internally). Patch of rubbing obscuring the ‘T’ and ‘H’ of Methuen to the foot of the spine. Some light chipping to the spine tips and corners. The wrapper may be a slightly later issue example given the list of books on the flaps, but this may be explained by the difference in years in terms of translations etc. To find this book in an original dust wrapper is scarce. The front panel of the book explains that Einstein’s theory ‘has made a new era in science’. Rare.