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    Derek Howse's book "Nevil Maskelyne, the seaman's astronomer"
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2004 Aug 6, 20:10 +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.
    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
    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:
    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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