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The Mariners New Kalendar. Containing the principles of arithmetick and geometry; with the extraction of the square and cube roots. Also rules for finding the prime, epact, moon's age, time of high-water, with tables for the same. Together with exact tables of the sun's place, declination, and right ascension. Of the right ascension and declination of the principal fixed stars. Of the latitude and longitude of places. A large table of fifference of latitude and feparture, for the exact working a traverse. Also, the description and use of the sea-quadrant, fore-staff and nocturnal. The problems of plain-sailing and astronomy, wrought by the logarithms, and by Gunter's Scale. A tide table. The courses and distances on the coast of Great Britain, Ireland, France, &c. and the soundings coming into the Channel. With directions for sailing into some principal harbours.
Printed for William Mount & Thomas Page, on Tower-Hill ... Where you may have all Sorts of Mathematical and Sea Books. 1740 136pp, half title with advertisement on the verso, woodcut text diagrams. Some sl. waterstaining at end. Full contemporary blind ruled calf, expertly rebacked in matching style. With contemporary ownership name of Christopher White, and some notes relating to 'Aldbrough Knapes' and 'Rye Harber' on the front endpaper.ESTC N4035, records just a single copy of a 1740 edition (LeHigh University), but notes only 132 pages. The preceding editions all have 132 pages, but the next edition (1742) is enlarged to 136 pages. First published in 1676, Colson's Mariner's New Kalendar
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