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Where can I find Pierre-Simon Laplace's Mécanique Céleste?

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I've been hunting for all five volumes of Mécanique Céleste by Laplace but I can't find all 5 translated to English. I found volumes one and five on Google books but the other three have remained hidden to me. Anybody who has a copy of this book or knows where to find a copy, please share your knowledge. I would assume that this book is not copy righted so distributing it would be fine but I may be wrong. Thanks.
 

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Try archive.org
 
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I checked archive.org and they seem to only have volume one and maybe two.
 
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It seems that your search was sloppy. At least the translation by Nathaniel Bowditch is there in four volumes:
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles01laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles02laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles03laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles04laplrich

Wikipedia claims that there is a 5 volume English version without stating the author (maybe the same) which includes the original French. Maybe you have been searching for that one, but then I guess a translator's name would help...
 
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It seems that your search was sloppy. At least the translation by Nathaniel Bowditch is there in four volumes:
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles01laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles02laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles03laplrich
http://archive.org/details/mcaniquecles04laplrich

Wikipedia claims that there is a 5 volume English version without stating the author (maybe the same) which includes the original French. Maybe you have been searching for that one, but then I guess a translator's name would help...
Thanks, I think 4 volumes will suffice. I don't know why I couldn't find the third and fourth volumes. Thanks again :)
 

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