Lot 38. Mathematics and physics reference books from Hawking's library

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Auction date:16.07.2020   06:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 38 | Mathematics and physics reference books from Hawking's library
[Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)].

A collection of 8 reference works from Hawking’s library, all inscribed by a secretarial hand on front free endpapers. Comprising:
Michael Berry. Principles of cosmology and gravitation. Cambridge: 1976. Octavo (228 x 152mm). Publisher’s wrappers (lightly worn with faint dog-earing);
P.D.B. Collins. An introduction to Regge theory and high energy physics. Cambridge: 1977. Octavo (228 x 152mm). Publisher’s blue cloth (in fine condition), dustjacket (jacket price-clipped and a faintly sunned and soiled on spine and upper cover);
D. Kramer, H. Stephani, E. Herlt and M. MacCallum, edited by E. Schmutzer. Exact Solutions of Einstein’s Field Equations. Cambridge: 1980. Octavo ( 228 x 152mm). Publisher’s blue cloth (lower board dampstained), dustjacket (lightly worn with minor edge creasing, lower cover lightly dampstained);
Richard A. Matzner and L.C. Sheply (editors). Spacetime and geometry. Austin, TX: 1982. Octavo (228 x 148). Publisher’s boards (faint, insignificant soiling);
E. Schmutzer (editor). Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation. Jena, 14-19 July 1980. Cambridge: 1983. Octavo (228 x 164mm). Publisher’s blue cloth (head of spine faintly creased), dustjacket (lightly worn at extremities);
Evry Schatzman (editor). Cargèse Lectures in Physics. New York: 1973. Octavo (228 x 150mm). Publisher’s green cloth (lightly rubbed, affecting gilt spine lettering with loss of a couple of words);
Erhard Seiler. Gauge Theories as a Problem of Constructive Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Physics Series 159, 1982. Octavo (242 x 162mm). Publisher’s wrappers;
J.C. Taylor. Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions. Cambridge: 1976. Octavo (228 x 148mm). Publisher’s blue cloth, dustjacket (jacket faintly soiled and with a couple of tiny nicks, original price label on front flap).
Provenance: the estate of the Professor Stephen Hawking.

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