On the theory of the Moon and on the perturbations of the planets; On the theory of the moon, and the perturbations of the planets Part. 2; On the determination of the distance of a Comet from the Earth and the elements of its orbit;An elementary treatise
LUBBOCK, J. W. (JOHN WILLIAM)
London, Cambridge C. Knight ..., and J. and J.J. Deighton, Cambridge, 1830-1836 Contemporary calf with modern spine, raised bands, new red morocco label, date gilt at bottom. Some wear to boards. Collation: Part I- x, 115, , 15, xxii pp.; Part II- xx, -292 pp.; Comet- [iv], 54pp.;Eclipses- [iv], 40pp. + 1 folding engraved plate; Flux- viii, 47, pp.;125-130pp. Marble end papers, text block with marbling. Foxing is present on marble end papers and rear free end paper. Provence: From Eton College. Inscription on ffep: "Eaton College/respectively presented/by the Author." Very Good Contemporary calf (Item ID: 0000498)
This is an extensive collection of major writings by Sir John William Lubbock noted astronomer and banker. He received his early education at Eton College. When he went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1821, he spent more time studying astronomy and algebra with William Whewell and other younger Trinity fellows. Most of Lubbock's published work in science and mathematics appeared in the 1830s. In addition to original research on planetary motion, lunar theory, and tide tables, he played an important role in introducing British men of science to the work of Europeans, an example being the treatment of Bernoulli's work here.