## "On the Secular Variation of the Moon's Mean Motion" extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 143, Part III, 1853, pp. 397-406

London: Taylor and Francis, 1853. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION of an important and consequential paper in which John Couch Adams announces new mathematical methods in dealing with the pertubations of the Moon, and in so doing corrects Laplace's famed 1788 memoir. Laplace studied the Moon's mean rate of motion relative...