This antiquarian volume contains a concise treatise on lunar theory, being a brief sketch of the history of the problem before Newton. Written in clear language and profusely illustrated with helpful diagrams, this vintage work will be of much value to those with an interest in astronomy and lunar theory. It is a text not to be missed by discerning collectors of antiquarian literature of this ilk. The chapters of this volume include: Motion Relative to the Earth, Rigorous Differential Equations of the Moon's Motion and Approximate Expression of the Forces, Numerical Values of the Coefficients, Periodic time of the Moon, Physical Interpretation, et cetera. This text is being republished now complete with a new introduction the subject.