A New and Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation
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containing all necessary instructions for keeping a ship's reckoning at sea:
with the most approved methods of ascertaining the latitude, by meridian, single, or double altitudes, and the longitude, by lunar observations or time-keepers.
including A Journal of a Voyage from London to Madeira; and every other requisite to form The Complete Navigator.......
to which is added a new and correct set of tables, most extensive than any hitherto published in a work of the same kind and preceded by a copious explanation of each table.....
fourth (stereotype) edition
by J.W. Norie
London, printed for the author, 1814.
8vo. ppxii 304, xxviii (explanation of the tables) + 259 pages of tables and advert page. 9 engraved plates.
an early edition of this standard navigation text that continued in publication throughout the 19th century.
Certainly a 'working' copy with signs of being well used, but basically in good condition in a contemporary full leather binding, worn, but sound. Internally the front free end-paper and frontispiece are loose and a bit ragged.
the title-page is rather soiled, with ownership details in a contemporary hand. occasional internal marking, but generally clean. ink and pencil calculations to end-papers.