D O C U M E N T 4 0 6 P R E F A C E 6 4 9
Published in Einstein 1922–1924, Vol. 2, pp. [i–ii].
[1]Sanehiko Yamamoto.
[2]Einstein 1922–1924.
[3]Jun Ishiwara.
[4]Vol. 1 contained translations of the following papers (numbered 1–13): Einstein 1905r, 1907j,
1905s, 1906e, 1907h, 1907e, 1907g; Einstein and Laub 1908a, 1908b, 1909; Einstein 1910c, 1909a,
1911f (Vol. 2, Docs. 23, 24, 35, 41, 44, 45, 47, 51, 52, 54, 55; Vol. 3, Docs. 6, 22); Vol. 2 contained
translations of the following papers (numbered 14–30): Einstein 1911h, 1912c, 1912h, 1912i; Ein-
stein and Grossmann 1913, 1914b; Einstein 1914e, 1914o, 1915f, 1915h, 1915i, 1916g, 1916p,
1916o, 1917b, 1918e (Vol. 3, Doc. 23, Vol. 4, Docs. 3, 8, 9, 13, 25; Vol. 6, Docs. 2, 9, 21, 24, 25, 32,
40, 41, 43; Vol. 7, Doc. 4); Vol. 3 contained translations of the following papers (numbered 31–61):
Einstein 1901, 1902a, 1902b, 1903, 1904, 1905k, 1906a, 1911e, 1906b, 1907b, 1907c, 1908a, 1910d,
1911a, 1911c; Einstein and De Haas 1915a, 1915c; Einstein 1918i, 1919b, 1919c, 1914l, 1914m,
1914c, 1918l, 1918b, 1918d, 1921e, 1922q, 1922p, 1922f (Vol. 2, Docs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 15, 32, 39,
40, 48; Vol. 3, Docs. 9, 10, 12, 14; Vol. 4, Doc. 24; Vol. 6, Docs. 4, 6, 13, 14; Vol. 7, Docs. 2, 3, 6, 15,
18, 22, 54; Vol. 13, Docs. 43, 231, 387); Volume 4 contained translations of the following papers
(numbered 76–86): Einstein1916e , 1922c, 1920j; Einstein and Fokker 1914; Einstein 1918a, 1918c,
1918f, 1919a, 1921c, 1914g, 1913c (Vol. 4, Docs. 16, 17, 28; Vol. 6, Doc. 30; Vol. 7, Docs. 1, 5, 9,
17, 38, 52, 71).
The gap in numbers for items 62–75 in Volume 3 is probably due to the Kanto Mega earthquake
of 1 September 1923. On the following day, at 2 A.M., the building of Kaizo-Sha burned down, in-
cluding its printing section. Many books, drafts, and stereotype plates were lost in the fire. In the pref-
ace to volume 1, it is stated that volume 3 would include “Molecular, Electron and Quantum Theory.”
In fact, volume 3, which was published on 25 April 1924, eight months after the earthquake, does not
include papers on quantum theory. The missing papers would probably have included Einstein 1905k
and 1917a, which Einstein explicitly mentioned in his preface. Volume 4 was published on 31 August
1923, a day before the earthquake and before volume 3 was published.
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