EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie." In: Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, Band 49, 1916, pp 769-822.

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
"Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie." In: Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, Band 49, 1916, pp 769-822.

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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
"Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie." In: Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, Band 49, 1916, pp 769-822. Leipzig: Johann Abrosius Barth, 1916.
8vo. Whole volume: viii [- i/ii, half title], 1000 pp. Library cloth. Internally clean, library stamps and withdrawal markings.

FIRST EDITION OF THE GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY. "This paper was the first comprehensive overview of the final version of Einstein's general theory of relativity after several expositions of preliminary versions and latest revisions of the theory in November 1915. It includes a self-contained exposition of the elements of tensor calculus that are need for the theory" (Sauer Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 p 802). A pamphlet edition with newly set type was issued later in the same year. Printing and the Mind of Man 408.
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