Description[Nobel Laureate]. Max Born Typed Letter Signed "M. Born." One light-blue page, 8.25" x 5.75", West Germany, April 30, 1965. Max Born, a giant of twentieth-century physics, writes this letter to Kenneth Heuer, the Science editor for Charles Scribner's Sons publishing house in New York. Born explains that, after receiving photocopies of his many previous letters to Albert Einstein, he now needed to make a change to his autobiography, which Scribners had. This change was important, he explained, because "my first text suggested that I had rather wantonly attacked Einstein while actually it was the other way round." Very clean with a smoothed fold. Born writes in full:
"A few days ago I received from the Executor of Einstein's Will, Mr. Nathan, photocopies of my letters to Einstein. Reading in them I found that a short section of my little autobiography is not quiet correct, namely the report of my last dispute with Einstein (p. 10 of part II). I send you enclosed a new version of this section. Please insert it into the MS instead of the original one. The alteration is important, because my first text suggested that I had rather wantonly attacked Einstein while actually it was the other way round. He attacked me in a Festschrift published in my honour."
Max Born (1882-1970) met Einstein in Berlin around 1915. The two became personal and professional friends, conversing often and writing many letters of correspondence. Einstein nominated Born for a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1928; Born didn't win the prize then, but he did win in 1954. Like Einstein, Born fled Nazi Germany, though he settled in England rather than the United States. Einstein died in 1955.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.View More Testimonials
As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)