“Albert Einstein has been called the most loved and the most stable idol on earth. No dictator can command the homage that millions have freely lavished upon this shy savant whose love of humanity has earned him exile from his native land. His admirers include men and women and children in all walks of life-- the janitor, the barber and the waiter who serve him, as well as kings and presidents, prima donnas of stage and screen, noted scientists, and the heads of the most famous learned societies and institutions in the world... His scientific achievements have won Einstein the title of ‘the twentieth-century Newton’; and there are some authorities who go even further and pay him tribute as the greatest intellect the human race has produced.” -Garbedian, from the Foreword
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY EINSTEIN in ink on the half-title: “Albert Einstein. Princeton 1954.”.
A popular early (1939) biography from the noted science writer, H. Gordon Garbedian. Illustrated with photographs by Lotte Jacobi. New York: Funk And Wagnalls Company, 1939. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; custom slipcase. Book and dust jacket near-fine with only light wear. RARE SIGNED.