London: Royal Society of London, 1853. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, -566, -15 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Adams corrects Pierre-Simon Laplace's (1749-1827) earlier equations for the moon's motion.
Also contains William Thomson's "On the Thermal Effects of Fluids in Motion" (Volume 143 pp. 357-365, 1853) and George Gabriel Stokes' "On the Change of Refrangibility of Light.- No. II" (pp.385-386).