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Einstein’s letter to a philosopher sold at auction for $404K

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And here is an image of part of that letter ==>

Einstein Letter on God Sells for $404,000 - New York Times.jpg

And here is commentary by Dennis Overbye in NY Times

Here is an excerpt:

The price makes the Gutkind letter one of the best sellers among Einstein manuscripts. That $404,000 is only a little less than the $442,500 paid for the entire collection of 53 love letters between Einstein and his first wife, Mileva Maric, at an auction at Christie’s in New York in 1996. At that same auction a paper by Einstein and his best friend, Michele Besso, attempting a calculation that would later be a pivotal piece of his crowning achievement, the General Theory of Relativity, went for $398,500.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/05/18 at 06:46

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