Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
Category: First Edition
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1920.
First English edition; 8vo; all edges gilt; designer binding by Stuart Brockman, book covered in transparent vellum over watercolour and red goatskin, vellum sprinkled on underside with gold leaf, lettered in gold to spine; black goatskin edging to boards. Binding housed in a velvet lined quarter box lettered in gold to the spine. The design depicts a space-time diagram referencing the book's contents and how massive objects cause distortion in space time. Signed binders note bound in to end. Stuart Brockman was born in 1972 and was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2004. He has taught and lectured in many countries and has judged bookbinding competitions in the UK and USA. Stuart has fine bindings in collections worldwide including the British Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and in many Private collections. He has worked with his father James Brockman since 1995 and they now co-run the family bookbinding business – James and Stuart Brockman Ltd.