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Theoria Motuum Lunae, nova methodo pertractata una cum Tabulis Astronomicis, unde ad quodvis tempus Loca Lunae expedite computari possunt...

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Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000
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Title: Theoria Motuum Lunae, nova methodo pertractata una cum Tabulis Astronomicis, unde ad quodvis tempus Loca Lunae expedite computari possunt... Author: Euler, Leonhard Place: Petropoli [i.e. St. Petersburg, Russia] Publisher: Typis Academiae imperialis scientiarum Date: 1772 Description: [16], 775 pp. Folding engraved plate. (4to) 25.5x19.5 cm (10x7¾"), period calf, rebacked with modern calf, spine ruled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces. First Edition First edition of Euler’s second theory of lunar motion. Euler was assisted by his son Johann, Wolfgang Kraft and Johann Lexell. "From 1770 to 1772 Euler elaborated his second theory of lunar motion... but the scientists assisting Euler were not mere secretaries; he discussed the general scheme of the work with them, and they developed his ideas, calculated tables, and sometimes compiled examples. The enormous Theoria muotuum lunae... was thus completed with the help of Johann Albert Euler, Krafft, and Lexell - all of whom are credited on the title-page" (DSB). Lot Amendments Condition: Some scuffing and wear to covers, corners showing; light foxing to endpapers and title page margins, a few scattered fox or soil marks within, circular inkstamp featuring an owl on title page verso; very good. Item number: 286242

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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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