Posted on September 23, 2021 at 7:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Including this upcoming auction item in a book-centric newswire might be bit of a stretch.

But the Guardian filed news of Albert Einstein’s calculations going up for bid under books, so we’ll follow suit.

The fifty-four-page manuscript, dating back to 1913 and 1914, comprises notes by both Einstein and collaborator Michele Besso in about equal proportions.

At issue is an anomaly in Mercury’s orbit, which the pair attempt to resolve using an early version of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

The notes are expected to sell for up to €3 million (about $3.5 million) when they head to auction November 23.

You can see images of Einstein’s notes, which survived thanks to Besso, in the Guardian.

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