Lot 104 of 168:
Einstein note as he turns 75  

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Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
Autograph note signed by Albert Einstein, with an envelope addressed by him and a birthday poem written for him

Author:
Einstein, Albert

Place:
Princeton & New York

Publisher:

Date:
1954

Description:

Comprises:

  • Four-line handwritten signed postscript by Einstein to a pre-printed thank you card acknowledging birthday wishes. In German.
  • The typed poem, in German, written by William Reed of New York City in celebration of Einstein's seventy-fifth birthday, which occasioned the response by Einstein. With two-line manuscript closing and signature of Reed.
  • Envelope hand-addressed by Einstein to Reed, with 3-cent stamp and Princeton cancellation.

The three items are each glued to an appropriately-sized backing board, which are in turn mounted on a larger board (previously framed). Overall. 28x35.5 cm (11x14").

A unique and handsome memorialization of the great scientist, who was to die the following year, one month after his 76th birthday. After his 75th birthday, Einstein here fittingly sends a poetic quatrain response to the sender of the laudatory poem.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some toning to the poem and envelope, very good.


 
Item number:
308422
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