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    Re: 7 ways to determine longitude
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Dec 24, 14:07 -0500

    The Library of Congress website finally cooperated with me.  The 1960
    edition is a Dover Books reprint of the 5th Edition of 1891.  I expect
    Dan's 1903 book is a printing of the 5th Edition of 1891, inferring
    from the contents of the Library of Congress catalogue.  The Dover
    edition of 1960 appears to have the additional subtitle mentioned
    below.  The full title of the 1891 book is: "A manual of spherical and
    practical astronomy, embracing the general problems of spherical
    astronomy, the special applications to nautical astronomy, and the
    theory and use of fixed and portable astronomical instruments, with an
    appendix on the method of least squares."
    
    It appears this book might address the questions with which I lately
    have been pestering the list, apparently containing an appendix
    entitled: "A treatise on the method of least squares; or, The
    application of the theory of probabilities in the combination of
    observations."  Chauvenet also wrote a booklet for the Navy on: "New
    method of correcting lunar distances, and Improved method of finding
    the error and rate of a chronometer by equal altitudes."  I hope the
    substance of that is contained in the manual.
    
    The Dover reprint is available on Amazon.com (he says hoping his
    existing order will be honored prior to a stampede).
    
    Fred
    
    On Dec 24, 2003, at 1:48 PM, Fred Hebard wrote:
    
    > The title of this book may be "Manual of Spherical and Practical
    > Astronomy".  Some of the older editions have an additional subtitle.
    > There is a 1960 edition.
    
    
    

       
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