Signed book: Einstein: His Life and Times by Philipp Frank. Later printing. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 298 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To Alfred Nagel, A. Einstein 53." Autographic condition: fine, with light tape stains to the top and bottom edges of the signed page. Book condition: VG/VG-, with toning, edge tears and curling, and soiling to the dust jacket, which is protected by brittle Mylar. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original owner, who notes that he worked for a bookstore in New Jersey as a teenager; the owner, an acquaintance of Albert Einstein's, had this book signed as a birthday present.
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