First separate printing of Einstein’s paper on Hamilton’s principle of stationery action, 1916

Albert EINSTEIN: HAMILTONSCHES PRINZIP UND ALLGEMEINE RELATIVITÄTSTHEORIE. [Hamilton’s Principle and the General Theory of Relativity.] Berlin: 1916.

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Albert EINSTEIN: HAMILTONSCHES PRINZIP UND ALLGEMEINE RELATIVITÄTSTHEORIE. [Hamilton's Principle and the General Theory of Relativity.] Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XXLII und XLIII (1916). Sitzung der physikalisch-mathematischen Klasse am 26. Oktober, p. 1111-1116. Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (in commission at Georg Reimer [Reichsdruckerei]), 2nd November 1916.

Imperial 8vo (26,5:19 cm). 6 pages, numbered 1111-1116. Letterpress on machine paper, in original publisher’s brochure on orange-coloured stock with black title printing.

First separate printing in the original wrappers, of Einstein's paper on Hamilton's principle of stationery action.

Edition: With this paper Einstein succesfully used Hamiltion's achievements in the field of classical mechanics for his General Theory of Relativity.

Condition: Fine, uncut thus obviously not opened at all.

Rarity: ABPC (1973ff.) and APO (1988ff.) record only 1 copy of this edition at auction (2014).

Reference: Boni 90; Collected Papers, vol. 6, 41; Schilpp-Shields 101; Weil 88.

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Weight 1 kg