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320
Einstein, Albert
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
320
Einstein, Albert
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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Einstein, Albert

Typed letter signed ("A. Einstein"), 1 page (11 x 8 1/2 in.; 280 x 215 mm) on letterhead with the embossed Mercer Street address above, Princeton, New Jersey, 15 August 1950, to Florence Baldwin, in New York City, with carbon copies of her 2 letters and 2 versions of the advertisement text; formerly folded. Red half-morocco drop-box, gilt-stamped black leather title label on spine.


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Catalogue Note

Einstein objects to inclusion in an advertisement for United Nations Day. Florence Baldwin, of the National Citizens Committee for United Nations Day, had written to Einstein with a sample advertisement including his image and words, asking for his comment and approval.

He responds, objecting to the imprecision of the advertisement and its implications: "I am ready to testify that the United Nations represent my only hope in the attempt to overcome the present dangerous international situation. On the other hand, I cannot approve everything that the United Nations have done and have omitted to do. There are also implications in the proposed statement which are, in my opinion, disadvantageous for a peaceful solution of the present crisis. I am alluding to the passus 'The support of the U.N. by the world's free people can avert a World War'. The Nations who have to collaborate in a peaceful solution are not only the 'free people'. Such expression is a subtle form for the exclusion of a part of the members of the U.N., the collaboration of whom is indespensable for the achievement of the goal."

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York