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New American Practical Navigator…
E. & G.W. Blunt, New York 1853 - Large 8vo,original full calf, 13 plates, including folding map, plus additional folding table, 458, {1] pp. Binding worn, edges showing in places, normal foxing and aging; else very good. Bowditch (1773-1838) was born in Salem Massachusetts, and after spending nine years at sea, and after finding so many errors in Morris's work on navigation he produced his own title on the subject. First published in 1802, his American Practical Navigator was immenslley popular. He would publish ten editions during his lifetme, but many other editions would be published, and in 1867 it would become a U.S. Government publication. It continues to be a highly respected enclopedia of navigation.
      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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