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    Re: Digitised book
    From: Dave Walden
    Date: 2007 Sep 17, 18:09 -0700

    "I wonder if anyone can tell me if a digitised copy, for downloading,
    is
    available of the following book- "
    
    Yes, but.
    
    Mayer's "Tabulae motuum solis..." is available for download, but it is
    included in a proprietary data base.
    
    The description below is from Gale's web site:
    
    
    
    "Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is a hugely
    impressive digitisation project covering almost all of the significant
    works from the eighteenth century printed in the UK - 150,000 titles
    in all. Gale has converted its microfilm collection, The Eighteenth
    Century Collection, filmed from the holdings of the British Library
    and a number of other major UK and US research libraries, into 33
    million images of original pages which can be viewed and searched via
    a web-based platform. The digitisation process has been conducted
    primarily by teams of indexers and metadata creators in India and
    Farmington, Michigan, working at a rate of 300,000 pages per week.
    Gale has refined its digitisation processes through The Times Digital
    Archive project covering 200 years of The Times newspaper, which is
    now near completion. To date 15% of the eventual ECCO database has
    been completed and launched, covering History and Geography."
    
    
    
    I have to admit, what they say is true, it's a very impressive
    resource.
    
    In the US (well at least in Virginia) we have some fine state
    universities that subscribe to this service.  The libraries on campus
    at some these universities are open to the public and provide on site
    access to the database.
    
    I have found this to be a good source for many navigation related
    texts.
    
    The following 11 by Maskelyne and 3 by Mayer are included.
    
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. A proposal for measuring the
    attraction of some hill in this Kingdom by astronomical observations.
    By the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. An account of observations made on
    the mountain Schehallien.
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. An answer to a pamphlet entitled
    "A narrative of facts," lately published by Mr. Thomas Mudge, junior,
    relating to some timekeepers constructed by his father Mr. Thomas
    Mudge; ... By Nevil Maskelyne, ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Astronomical observations made at
    the island of Barbados; at Willonghby Fort; ... By the Rev. Nevil
    Maskelyne, ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Astronomical observations made at
    the island of St. Helena, by the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Concise rules for computing the
    effects of refraction and parallax in varying the apparent distance of
    the moon from the sun or a star; ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. M. de Luc's rule for measuring
    heights by the barometer, reduced to the English measure of
    length, ... By the Astronomer Royal. ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Observations of the transit of
    Venus over the sun, and the eclipse of the sun, on June III, MDCCLXIX.
    made at the Royal Observatory.  By the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Remarks on the Hadley's quadrant,
    tending principally to remove the difficulties which have hitherto
    attended the use of the back-observation ...
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. Some remarks upon the equation of
    time, and the true manner of computing it.  By the Rev. Nevil
    Maskelyne.
    
    Maskelyne, Nevil, Astronomer Royal. The original observations of the
    going of the watch from day to day.
    
    
    
    Mayer, Tobais.  Mayer's lunar tables improved by Mr. Charles Mason.
    Published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude.
    
    Mayer, Tobias.  Tabulae motuum solis et lunae novae et correctae;
    auctore Tobia Mayer: quibus accedit Methodus longitudinum promota,
    eodem acutore. Editae jussu Praefectorum Rei Longitudinariae.
    
    Mayer, Tobias.  Theoria lunae juxta systema Newtonianum. Auctore Tobia
    Mayer. Edita jussu Praefectorum Rei Longitudinariae.
    
    
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