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    Re: Cross Staff in use, 1574 image
    From: Nicol�s de Hilster
    Date: 2009 Oct 19, 12:43 +0200

    George Huxtable wrote:
    > Nicolas wrote- about a book enquiry-
    >
    > "Information on the first edition  can be found in:
    > Adams, T.R. and Waters, D.W., /English Maritime Books Printed Before
    > 1801, Relating to Ships, Their Construction and Their Operation at Sea,
    > Including Articles in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal
    > Society and the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society/,
    > (Greenwich, 1995)"
    >
    > ================
    >
    > By jove, Nicolas, that's a rare title! Where did you find that? I had never 
    > even heard of it, though I revere David Waters for his "Art of navigation 
    > ...".
    >
    > The one used copy I can find for sale is by a US bookseller at about $400!. 
    > But they have it in the Bodleian, so I can look it out, next visit.
    >
    > George.
    >   
    It is indeed a rare title, despite being printed in 1995, but sure worth 
    every penny of it. It not only has an alphabetic index, but also indexes 
    on 24 different topics like almanacs, instruments and navigation. I 
    found it by placing a want on AbeBooks, but it still lasted half a year 
    or so before one came available only slightly cheaper than the one you 
    found. Currently AbeBooks has one listed at US$562.50, bit more 
    expensive than the one you have found. My advice is: go for it (perhaps 
    as a birthday present? It is only in dollars after all ;-)).
    
    Nicol�s
    
    
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