EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. Typed Letter Signed ("A. Einstein"), 1 p, July 21, 1953,
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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
Typed Letter Signed ("A. Einstein"), 1 p, July 21, 1953,
Sold for US$ 62,500 inc. premium
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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
Typed Letter Signed ("A. Einstein"), 1 p, July 21, 1953, Princeton, N.J., to David H. Albaugh, on personal blindstamped letterhead, matted and framed with original transmittal envelope, some light wrinkling, folding creases.
Provenance: Property of David H. Albaugh.

EINSTEIN ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. Replying to a college student's inquiry on whether he had ever resolved the question of the existence of God in the study of the perceivable universe, Einstein writes: "The question should rather be: How far is it reasonable and justified to assume the existence of an unperceivable being? I see no justification for the introduction of such a concept. In any case, it does not facilitate the understanding of the orderliness we find in the perceivable world." The letter is excerpted in The New Quotable Einstein (2005) p 207. Provided with the lot is a letter of provenance from Albaugh describing the exchange.

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  • Please note: the letter is tipped to the mat, and the envelope is mounted to the lower margin of the letter.
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