EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. STANDEN, ANTHONY. Science is a Sacred Cow. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1950.
Lot 1403
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
STANDEN, ANTHONY.
Science is a Sacred Cow. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1950.
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium

Lot Details
Science & Natural History
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
STANDEN, ANTHONY. Science is a Sacred Cow. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1950.
8vo. Original boards, worn at spine and extremities. Light soiling to top edges.
Provenance: Rolf-Helmut Ehrmann (ownership inscription).

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY EINSTEIN WITH A FOUR-LINE POEM to friend Rolf-Helmut Ehrmann. In full: "Ach herrje wie schauderhaft/ kommt der weg die wissenschaft/ Hatte selbst viel Spass daran/ Drum du Ketzer schau dirs an." [Trans: My goodness, how dreadful comes the way of science, I myself have much fun with it, and for that reason you heretic, take a look at it.] Einstein was a friend to Ehrmann as well as his father Rudolf Ehrmann, and was instrumental in helping them escape Germany in the late 1930s, as well as in securing them jobs in America. Science is a Sacred Cow, a humorous critique of the world of science, suggests that any group of people who take themselves so seriously should be looked at with a healthy amount of skepticism. Einstein was a great fan of the book.
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