Lot 50. Presentation draft copy to Hawking of this popular science book

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Auction date:16.07.2020   06:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 50 | Presentation draft copy to Hawking of this popular science book
Kip Stephen Thorne (b.1940). Einstein's Outrageous Legacy; from black holes to time machines. [?Ithaca, NY:] 1992.

Authorial presentation draft copy of Thorne's popular science book to Hawking, incorporating Hawking's suggestions. Thorne won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017, together with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish 'for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves'.

Quarto (280 x 215mm). Revised draft with preface dated 23 July 1992, photostatic printing, numerous illustrations. Original blue artificial leather (spine and joints lightly rubbed). Provenance: authorial presentation inscription on title: 'To Stephen Hawking, With warm wishes, and thanks for your advice & critiques about the previous draft. Kip August 1992'.

[Sold with 4 other works on Einstein from Hawking's library:] Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld. The Evolution of Physics. The growth of ideas from the early concepts to relativity and quanta. Cambridge: University press, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth (lightly worn); Abraham Pais. 'Subtle is the Lord...' The Science and Life of Albert Einstein. Oxford: University Press, 1983. Octavo, paperback reprint; Ronald W. Clark. Einstein. the Life and Times. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. Octavo, second impression, original cloth, dustjacket; Joseph Schwartz. Einstein for Beginners. London: Unwin, 1986. Octavo, paperback reprint, numerous graphic-novel illustrations.

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