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London: John Murray, 1815.
Rare Phillip Parker King-era almanacOctavo, in original polished calf. Rare copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1818, a fundamental inclusion in the shipboard library of any Admiralty-sponsored voyage. The Almanac was used for reckoning the longitude at sea by the lunar method, and was closely...
London: Mark Baskett, 10 January 1765.
£3000 awarded to the widow of Tobias MayerFolio, title page, pp. 367-374, fine. An important Longitude Act, bringing John Harrison closer to reward but insisting the secret workings of his chronometers be revealed. Having outlined the successful sea trials during voyages to Jamaica...
London: Mark Baskett, 1762.
"the Trade and Honour of this Kingdom"Folio, title, pp. 675-678; disbound yet fine. This Act empowers the Commissioners of Longitude power to expend sums up to £2,000 on experimental projects. As such, it significantly expands the scope of the Board to rigorously test plausible proposals...
London: Mark Baskett, 1765.
For payments up to £2000 to worthy contendersFolio, title, pp. 271-274; disbound yet fine. This Act clarifies the process of paying out prize monies, stipulating that the Commissioners of the Board of Longitude are to pass on the particulars of any individual deemed worthy to...
London: William Hughes, 1820. Octavo, xii, 76 pp. of tables, a few spots, ink to the last 3 leaves of the tables; a very good copy in the original publisher's boards, rebacked, some wear on the edges. First edition, rare. A remarkable collection of astrological tables preceded by a colourful...