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A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy Being an Attempt to Simplify Those Useful Sciences

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A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy Being an Attempt to Simplify Those Useful Sciences

by Kelly, F

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London: J. Johnson, 1805. A good copy rebound in half leather with gilt title to spine. An attractive binding, however lacks 1 sheet pp 33 & 34 and 1 plate 36 has been cropped in half, 224pp 20 plates, some folding. Part one is on spherics, Part two on nautical astronomy. Printed dedication to Neville Maskelyne. This volume set the scene for a strong astronomical basis for nautical navigation as the prefered method for the determination of longitude rather than the use of chronometers pursued by John Harrison, of which there are dismissive comments (see pp167/8). Appendix on Time from p202.waf.. Third Edition. Hardback. Fair+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Bookseller
Rickaro Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
057161
Title
A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy Being an Attempt to Simplify Those Useful Sciences
Author
Kelly, F
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair+
Edition
Third Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. Johnson
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1805
Keywords
Nautical Astronomy Science Spherics Navigation Longitude Maskelyne Time John Harrison Chronometers
Bookseller catalogs
Science, Technology & Engineering; Maritime;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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At Rickaro Books, we have over 30 years experience in bookselling and customer care. We have a retail shop located in the historic town of Horbury and whilst we sell online, we always welcome visitors to the shop.We specialise in T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) but also carry a wide range of other titles across the fields of military, local history and first edition fiction. if you are seeking for a particular title, we are happy to assist and are always interested in purchasing good, collectable books.

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