A. Einstein, Cesare Burali-Forti and Tommaso Boggio, Mario Pascal, Guido Castelnuovo, Tullio Levi Civita, Roberto Marcolongo, Bertrand Russell, Gregorio Ricci Curbastro, G. A. Maggi, Carlo Somigliana, Fundamentals of Relativity, Giuseppe Peano, Riemann
Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana
translation using Google Translator by Thomas E Miles
Many years ago, when I was a student, I devoted myself for some time at the collection of used scientific books: I had discovered that Naples was a open-air mine, with its booksellers in the basements of the streets close to the University. My father was generous; and he helped me a long way relative, Mario Pascal, the rational mechanic son of Ernesto, famous analyst, who gave me bibliographic news (often for knowledge of the authors of those "sacred" texts. I was ignorant, but tireless reader or bibliomaniac. Among the many, I found some books that intrigued me a lot (and that today are found only in libraries of old institutes): a Space and Time (according to the views of A. Einstein) by Guido Castelnuovo, published by Zanichelli in 1923 – by which many years later I had the honor of writing a short preface, on request of the Enriques, for the anastatic reprint (1981)-; essay, Espaces courbes, critique of relativity, by Cesare Burali Forti and Tommaso Boggio, published by Andrea Viglongo of Turin in 1924 (perhaps better known as "STEN" - Printing Company Editrice Nazionale); in addition, by Tullio Levi Civita, the Issues of classical and relativistic mechanics (Zanichelli, on conference texts held in Spain in January-February 1921), as well as his lectures Fundamentals of relativistic mechanics, written by Enrico Persico, the my teacher (Zanichelli, 1928); by Roberto Marcolongo, Relativity, published with Principato (Messina) in 1921; ...