The twentieth century was revolutionized by Albert Einstein's work on relativity, and this book summarizes that work: an edition of Einstein’s 1925 book RELATIVITY: THE SPECIAL THEORY AND THE GENERAL THEORY. This book is less intimidating than it sounds. It was actually a fairly small work, intended to provide a general introduction to the subject, so it makes a fine miniature without any abridgement. And the miniature is coordinated with the PPP’s other scientific books, including Priestley’s Experiments and Observations and Huygens’ Treatise on Light. Einstein’s book is bound in dark green faux leather, to go with the blue and brown of the other two books.
The text is set in 7-point Cheltenham, a typeface that was very popular in 1925 (when it was relatively new), and remains in use to this day because it is very readable. The occasional equations are also typeset so as to be easily read even in this small size, and the illustrations have all been redrawn specifically for this edition. The frontispiece shows a photograph of the author in 1921, when he received the Nobel Prize; and the end-papers show pages from his original hand-written draft of the theory.
The book consists of 280 pages, and has overall dimensions of 73 x 61 x 20 mm (2-7/8 x 2-7/16 x 13/16 inches). The Plum Park Press miniature edition of Einstein's RELATIVITY has been expanded to 20 copies, priced at $40 each, plus $5 for shipping and handling. SOLD OUT