New York: H.L.I. Productions, (1966). Single volume, measuring 6 x 5.75 inches: . Original white pictorial paper boards printed in red, green, and blue; original unclipped pictorial dust jacket of the same design. Printed entirely in red, green and blue; illustrations throughout text. Presentation inscription on front free endpaper: “To: Ed Pearson / From: Bill Honig / (Alias Napoleone Applebaum.)” Lightest foxing to jacket, with a couple of faint stray marks, a couple of tiny chips.
First edition of this midcentury children’s book, written and illustrated by an American physicist who “spent much time trying to explain relativity to his mother, his eight year old niece, his grocer, and his dentist.” In this thought experiment, two identical twins are separated for one year, with one twin remaining in the United States, and the other visiting a land called Quicktow, where everything moves twice as fast. “This story is strange but neither of the twins lost anything because of the new idea about time. The new idea is: when one second passes here, one second does not pass everywhere.” Brightly colored cartoon illustrations add to the book’s quirky appeal. “Einstein” misspelled “Einstien” on spine of book and jacket. A near-fine copy, inscribed by the author.