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THE MARINER'S 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 Difference of Latitude and Departure, for the exact Working a Traverse. Also the Descripton 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. 1729, small 4to, 190 x 140 mm, 7½ x 5½, 2 parts in 1 with separate title page for the Table of Difference of Latitude and Departure but continuous pagination, diagrams and a few woodcut illustrations in the text, half-title with 3 duty stamps as required for an almanac, reverse of half-title is list of books of navigation printed for Page and Mount, 132 pages, bound in contemporary full panelled calf, rebacked some time ago with raised bands and gilt lettering, endpapers replaced at that time, retaining original rear endpaper with name and date of 1731. Small chip with loss to tail of spine, tiny chip at head of spine, with slight loss, hinges just starting to crack, covers still firmly attached, covers a little worn and scuffed, small very pale damp-stain affects a few pages at top edge, upper margin cropped close in places, no loss to running title, contents otherwise in good condition, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. First published in 1676 the New Kalendar continued in print until the 1780s but was not issued annually until the early 1730s. For obvious reasons most copies were discarded when the new edition appeared, so that survivals are relatively uncommon. No copy of the 1729 edition is listed in ESTC but a copy is recorded in Trinity College Dublin (COPAC). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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