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Norwood, Richard
The Sea-man's Practice: Containing a Fundamental Problem in Navigation, Experimentally Verified .
Printed for Richard Mount, London, 1710. Later (second?) edition. 118 pp., INCOMPLETE, lacking pp. 49-50 & 55-6. Small 4to. Not in ESTC. [Bound after:] COLSON, Nathaniel. The Mariners New Kalender. London: Printed for Richard Mount, 1710. 144 pp. (with half-title). INCOMPLETE, lacking pp. 17-8, 23-4 & 97-98, loss at top of p. 119-120. Worn and stained. Norwood (1590-1675) was an English mathematician and surveyor who spent much of his professional life in Bermuda. "The Seaman's Practice (1637) was a major help to navigators and at least eighteen editions were published (ODNB)." Neither of these editions printed by Richard Mount are recorded in ESTC or OCLC. The Norwood was first published in 1637, the earliest edition of the Colson recorded in OCLC is 1727. Neither of these editions are in ESTC; Waters, The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethean and Early Stuart TImes, pp. 432-433 Contemporay sheep. Tooled in blind to panel design. Binding worn, contentes loose in binding, text in poor condition, worn and stained throughout, with some loss at margins. Signed on ffep, "James Rogers his book 1727" and on rear blank, "Mary Rogers her book" 118 pp., INCOMPLETE, lacking pp. 49-50 & 55-6. Small 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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