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    Re: Derek Howse's book "Nevil Maskelyne, the seaman's astronomer"
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2004 Aug 6, 20:23 +0000

    George,
    The book is of interest but the price is way out of my class. You being in
    England will have a better feel for this then I, do you think it would be
    out of line to offer less. I really hate to spread the idea that we
    (Americans) are rude and inconsiderate.
    Thanks and all the best,
    Robert Gainer
    
    
    
    >From: George Huxtable 
    >Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List 
    >To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    >Subject: Derek Howse's book "Nevil Maskelyne, the seaman's astronomer"
    >Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 20:10:25 +0100
    >
    >Re Derek Howse's book "Nevil Maskelyne, the seaman's astronomer". Cambridge
    >University Press, 1989.
    >
    >This book is VERY hard to come by, and I have had it on a wants-list with
    >Abebooks for over a year now.
    >
    >A copy turned up (in the UK) a few weekss ago, at a very reasonable price,
    >which I snapped up.
    >
    >Now another copy has shown up, at another UK bookshop, one that I visit
    >from time to mime and which have found to be very recommendable. Details
    >below. Unfortunately, it's about twice the price I had to pay, but still
    >far less than the silly prices I saw being asked for it in the US a couple
    >of years ago. In view of the scarcity of this book, some list-members may
    >consider it a worthwhile buy. It's up to you.
    >
    >George.
    >
    >===================================
    >
    >1. Nevil Maskelyne, The Seaman's Astronomer by Howse, Derek Cambridge
    >University Press, 1989 First Edition. 8vo. 280 pp, b&w illustrations,
    >original black cloth with gilt title to spine, a fine copy of a scarce
    >book. The biography of Nevis Maskelyne (1732-1811), Astronomer Royal,
    >famous for establishing Greenwich as the zero point of longitude and much
    >else. (Keywords: ASTRONOMY GREENWICH SHIEHALLION ROYAL OBSERVATORY
    >052136261X BIOGRAPHY)
    >The price of the book is US$ 75.23 Postage and packing extra, charged at
    >cost; we post out worldwide.
    >  Please reference the seller's book # 000020 when ordering.
    >
    >To order this book click here:
    >http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookDetails?ph=1&bi=323313082
    >
    >
    >The seller is Old Hall Bookshop
    >The Old Hall Bookshop 32 Market Place, Brackley, Northamptonshire, -,
    >United Kingdom, NN13 7DP.
    > Ph: 01280704146 Fax: 01280705131
    >Terms of sale: Payment required in advance. All payments in sterling - we
    >accept most major credit cards, bank drafts, postal orders, cheques (drawn
    >on UK accounts), or cash if you would like to collect from the shop.
    >
    >If not entirely happy with your purchase please return within 14 days for a
    >full refund minus postage costs.
    >
    >Normal terms for trade.
    >
    >====================
    >
    >
    >================================================================
    >contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    >01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    >Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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