Albert Einstein Publications


Lecture:  The Origins of The General Theory of Relativity


George A. Gibson Foundation at the University of Glasgow, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS, No. 30

 by Gregory J. Mallon


the Origins of The General Theory of Relativity

Below you will see a rare, near mint copy of Einstein's famous 1933 lecture at the University of Glasgow (Cambridge) entitled, "The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity", 1933.  Extremely Rare, nearly impossible to find a copy, let alone one in near mint condition.

Weil #189Boni #220.  Original printed brown textured wrappers.  An exquisite copy of this RARE lecture.

1933 - The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity, by Albert Einstein, 1933  (Being the first Lecture at the George A. Gibson Foundation in the University of Glasgow delivered on June 20th, 1933)

The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity, 1933, Weil #189 (Extremely Rare)


WEIL #189  /  BONI #220
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NOTES: Reprints of "The Origins of General Relativity" lecture may be found in GERMAN text in the publication called "Mein Weltbild" [Boni 357] (Translation: "My World View").    "Mein Weltbild" was translated to English in a book called: "The World as I See it" (1st English Ed, 1934, New York: Covichi-Friede, and later: 1949, New York: Philosophical Library), Boni 357.A.   Unfortunately, the 1949 edition (Philosophical Library) was an abridged translation which omitted the scientific publications by Einstein.  Thus, they also omitted the famous "Origins" lecture discussed here. 

In the final paragraph of the Introduction to the 1949 Abridged Edition, the author states: "The World As I See It [Boni 357.A] in its original form, includes essays by Einstein on relativity and cognate subjects.  For reasons indicated above, these have been omitted in the present edition; the object of this reprint is simply to reveal to the general reader the human side of one of the most dominating figures of our day".


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Half-Title Page with Minor Bookseller pencil notations (above)

Untitled Page 3 (above)

Untitled Pages 4 & 5 (above)

Center, with Page 7 (above)

Center (steel staple with some rust due to humidity over the years), between Pages 6/7 (above)

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