Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie [Offprint from: Annalen der Physik, 4th series, 49]. Leipzig: [Metzger & Wittig for] Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916
8vo (9 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.; 241 x 162 mm, uncut). Publisher's printed tan wrappers; some minor darkening and soiling, a few small tears in backstrip, tiny stain at lower fore-edge of front wrapper. Red half-morocco slipcase, gilt-stamped title on spine.
First edition, offprint issue. The first separate printing of Einstein's general theory of relativity, which, for the first time, brought under one set of laws bodies in accelerated relative motion.
Herbert McLean Evans (1882–1971) was professor of anatomy at UC Berkeley and one of the founders of the professional study of the history of science and medicine.
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