The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust). Charles Hapgood, Albert Einstein, James H. Campbell, Introduction.
The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)
The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)
The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)
The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)
The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)

The Shifting Crust: Key to the Basic Problems of Earth Science (Uncorrected proof of the work eventually titled Earth's Shifting Crust)

New York and London: Pantheon Books and Victor Gollancz, 1958.

Uncorrected proof consisting of two numbered metal-bound annotated manuscripts with laid-in stapled duplicates of pp. pp. (4), (1, TOC), 4 (TOC w/ first page repeated), iv-xv, 283 ;(1, TOC), 284-593. 124-126 and 574d-574m, as well as section "Appendix B," two reproduced letters from Einstein to the author, one from George Sarton. Also laid in is an 8 pp. staplebound copy of a rare offprint from Yale Scientific Magazine of October, 1956 titled Effect of Polar Ice on the Crust of the Earth by James H. Campbell and Charles H. Hapgood.

Very Good overall, front cover of second manuscript detached but most likely reattachable, wear and a little dust-soiling to fore edge of a number of pages, offprint creased and a little foxed. Occasional corrections and marginal notations in pencil and red ink by an unknown hand throughout.

Charles Hapgood's first book, published in 1958 as Earth's Shifting Crust by Pantheon Books in the US and Museum Press in the UK. It features an introduction by none other than Albert Einstein, who late in life became interested in a number of unorthodox ideas. This work argues against continental drift-- continental drift at the time being considered a somewhat outre hypothesis, although it is no longer so. In the '60s Hapgood would bring the Piri Reis Map to the world's attention. His 1970 book Paths of the Pole established him as one of the best-known proponents of the cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis. This uncorrected proof with its notes and corrections in an unknown hand, as well as its various laid in extras, represents a peek inside the formation of a notable "fringe" historian, writer, professor, and geologist's very first trade publication. Item #140937991

Price: $600.00