JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I'm pretty sure that we don't need to establish here the intellectual history of Albert Einstein's miracle year of 1905. What I don't normally see are the first mentions of the papers in English, and among the earliest reports there appear in Science Abstracts, Section A--it wasn't until 1920 that the papers were first fully translated into English by M. N. Saha and S. N. Bose as The principle of relativity : original papers by A. Einstein and H. Minkowski, and published by the University of Calcutta.
And so here they are--I only have the first three of the four papers from the Abstracts, as I don't have the second 1905 volume in which the last paper appears.This series was published in London by E. & F.N. Spon (Ltd.) and is the physics volume for the abstracts of scientific papers published in dozens of the world's leading journals, and was/is a standard reference tool. '
The photoelectric effect paper: A. Einstein, Annalen der Physik, volume 17, 132 (1905) [17 pp.] "Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt", ("Generation and Transformation of Light"), abstract #1562, page 500: