Groningen: P. Noordhoff Ltd., . First edition of a monumental work in twentieth-century mathematics, in which Vaclav Hlavaty (1894-1969) solved previously unsolvable differential equations of unified gravitational and eletromagnetic field, providing a definite proof for Einstein’s theory of relativity. A fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket. Jacket has a two-inch closed tear, renforced with archival tape on verso and a bit of soiling, but is generally quite attractive. Red cloth with gilt spine. Octavo. xxxii, 341 pp. Item #14601
Hlavaty, a native of Louny, Bohemia was a professor at Charles University before and after the second World War. After the Communist coup in 1948, he sought exile in the United States. He spent most of his career in America at Indiana University, where he held the title, Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics.