London: Royal Society of London, 1880. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 419 pp.; iv, 421-1092 pp. 51 plates. 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.
Also contains George H. Darwin's "Resonance Theory" of the creation of the Moon, "On the Secular Changes in the Elements of the Orbit of a Satellite Revolving About a Tidally Distorted Planet."