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    Re: "A history of marine navigation" by Per Collinder
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Jul 11, 07:56 +0100

    No, Dave, I had never even heard of it, or its author, Per Collinder. But 
    thanks for bringing it to our attention.
    I see it's a translation, from the Swedish , into English. Translations on 
    such technical matters are often unsuccessful, unless the translator himself 
    knows the subject well, or has a very close working relationship with the 
    Judging only by the title, it's exactly the sort of thing that I go in for, 
    so I took a look in Abebooks and picked up the cheapest copy, at �10 plus 
    There were several others listed, in the UK and US, at not-much-more.
    If Dave Walden can contain his impatience, I'll report back on what I find, 
    when it comes in a few days.
    As a side-issue, I much regret that Abebooks has recently been bought up by 
    Amazon. I've bought many secondhand books, through both firms, and have 
    found that both work well, but have a preference for Abe.
    Not being a great supporter of the capitalist system, it seems ironic, to 
    me, that its prime purpose appears to be to eliminate any competition. In 
    this case, I understood that booksellers paid Abebooks 5% commision for 
    orders coming through them, whereas with Amazon they had to pay 10%. 
    Presumably, these commissions will now be aligned, to our disbenefit.
    If any Navlist members can recommend other finders for used-books, I would 
    be interested to learn.
    contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2009 2:06 AM
    Subject: [NavList 9073] "A history of marine navigation" by Per Collinder
    Anyone know this book?  Seems to have published in both London and NY.:
    A history of marine navigation;
    Author: Per Arne Collinder
    Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford [1954]
    Book : English
    A History of Marine Navigation
    by Collinder Per
    Binding: Hardbound
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York
    Date Published: 1955
    Description: b&w photo illus. Good/ Fair. 195, Blue and off white w/ blue 
    title at spine. Some shelf wear. Pages and dj yellowing from age, dj has 
    tears and creases along edge.
    Languages: English
    A History of Marine Navigation
    by Per Collinder: Translated From The Swedish By Maurice Michael
    Edition: First Edition
    Binding: Blue Cloth
    Publisher: B. T. Batsford, London
    Date Published: 1954
    Description: 50 Illustrations & 5 Maps. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 
    Hardback. 8vo-over 7�"-9�" Not Signed or Inscribed
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