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Tables Of The Motion Of The Moon

Estimate: US$400 - US$600
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Title: Tables Of The Motion Of The Moon Author: Brown, Ernest W. & Henry B. Hedrick Place: New Haven Publisher: Yale University Press Date: 1919 Description: 6 sections in 3 volumes. xii, [2], 140, 39; [2], 223; [2], 99, [2], 56, 102 pp. 34.5x26 cm (13½x10¼"), original printed wrappers. In the course of investigations into lunar motion, Brown estimated that so far as the Moon is concerned Newton's law of gravitation was accurate to within 1/250,000 of one percent. Having largely completed the theory, the next step was to construct tables containing explicit numerical values, and when Yale offered to subsidize this project, Brown moved from Haverford to New Haven. This project would last twelve years and would result in the present three-volume work in collaboration with Henry B. Hedrick. In this work Brown and Hedrick exhibited values of the coefficients of longitude, latitude, and parallel. Lot Amendments Condition: Browning to the spines and a bit to the wrappers, internally clean and fine, largely unopened, rarely found thus. Item number: 287946

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 630: The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various consignors
Date of the auction: 30 Nov 2017
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