Lot 359 of 459:
Ernest Brown's tables on lunar motion, 1919  

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Tables Of The Motion Of The Moon

Brown, Ernest W. & Henry B. Hedrick

New Haven

Yale University Press



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. 

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Browning to the spines and a bit to the wrappers, internally clean and fine, largely unopened, rarely found thus.

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