New York: Simon and Schuster, 1938. First American edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , v-vi, , ix-x, , 3-319,  pp. Blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine and a gold decoration on the front board; navy topstain. Price of $2.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Illustrated by three plates and several in-text diagrams. Includes a business reply card from Simon and Schuster, asking the reader to submit their comments on the book. Boni 235. Christie's The History of Quantum Physics and the Theory of Relativity: The Harvey Plotnick Library, 101. A scientific history for a casual reader, intended to explain the history of the evolution of famous theories in physics. Einstein and Infeld begin with the "Mechanical View" of the physical universe, the work done by Galileo and Newton, and the subsequent challenges to their work by modern physicists. The authors devote a section to the decline of the mechanical view, and proceed to explain their work on Relativity and Quanta. Einstein was famous for writing books intended to educate the public on his work and on the history of science. This volume is an example of his noble goal in making physics accessible to all readers. Very Good+ / Good+. Item #00009292
A Very Good+ book with a name and date of 1938 on the free front endpaper and toning to the endpapers and pastedowns; dust jacket is Good or better with notable edge wear, resulting in minor loss to the spine panel and folds.