Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, Leipzig : J.A. Barth, 1916.
This brief text of 64 pages transformed the whole of scientific outlook as it explained inconsistencies in Newtonian thought. Einstein’s two conclusions were that it is not possible to determine uniform motion and that energy and mass are the same. In recognition of this “theory of relativity” Einstein was awarded a fellowship of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut in Berlin and it was part of the rationale for his winning the Nobel Prize in 1921.
Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie is part of the Rare Book Collection at Haverford College and is available for review in the reading room of Special Collections.