SOLD – 1790 EPITOME OF THE WHOLE ART OF NAVIGATION, inc. charts, diagrams etc.

SOLD – 1790 EPITOME OF THE WHOLE ART OF NAVIGATION, inc. charts, diagrams etc.

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Epitome of the Whole Art of Navigation, by James Atkinson, Senior.

Circa

1790

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Bookshop, Scientific Books

Description

SOLD – Epitome of the Whole Art of Navigation, by James Atkinson, Senior.

 

Printed for Mount and Davidson, London, 1790.  Full leather hardcover, vi + 219 pages + many unpaginated pages of tables + 4 page (including separate title page).  “Very Easy Method to Clear the Observed Distance between the Sun and Moon or Star From the effect of Parallax or Refraction; Dunthorne’s Method improved, by John Adams.”

 

Full title: Epitome of the art of navigation: or, a short, easy, and methodical way to become a complete navigator: Containing an Introduction to Decimal and Logarithmic Arithmetic, Practical Geometry, Trigonometry, Plane and Spheric, Geometrically, and Logarithmically, with their Uses in Navigation, viz. In Plane, Mercator’s, and Middle Latitude Sailing, Geography, and Nautical Astronomy, illustrated with Charts and Diagrams, with an Introduction to the Lunar Method of determining the Longitude at Sea.  The Gregorian or New Calendar, Description and Use of the Plane-Chart, Mercator’s-Chart, also of Hadley’s Octant and Sextant.  A Table of Latitude and Departure to every Quarter Point and Degree of the Compass to 300 Miles Distance; a Table of Meridional Parts ; Solar Tables, Natural Sines, &c. &c.  Also, A Table of Logarithms, and Logarithmic Sines, tangents and Secants, by James Atkinson, Senior.  Much improved and enlarged from the best Authors and their Subjects, by John Adams, Teacher of Mathematics, at Edinburgh.

 

Boards only attached by clear tape.  Wear to boards & spine.  Previous owners’ details to front pastedown and to laid-in slip.  Begins with title page which has name in ink.  Black mark to front pastedown and title page.  Pages darkened, some foxing.  Grubbiness to rear endpaper.

 

 

 

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I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.

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