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    Ebay: Navigation School Workbook 1886
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Mar 19, 21:44 EST

    There's an item for sale on ebay right now that  might be of interest for the
    list. The item number is 7016731225. Here's a link  which will work for at
    least a  week:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7016731225  .
    
    It's a navigation workbook dating from 1886 from a (UK) navigation  class.
    The seller has posted almost thirty images of pages many of which are  clearly
    legible. These are examples of the practice of navigation teaching,  rather
    than the practice of navigation. So, for example, there are several  examples of
    working lunars (by Thomson's tables) despite the fact that they were
    essentially obsolete by this date. But they're still interesting! There are also  a
    couple of examples of "Verification of a Latitude by Double Altitudes by
    Sumner's Method". There are notes on the pages in a couple of places where the
    student notes that the results do not agree with "the book". Apparently, this  was
    a textbook for the "Extra Master's License exam" (I think I have that name
    right), but I don't know anything else about it.
    
    Please note: I am not  affiliated with ebay.com, and I am not involved in
    selling this book in any way.  My comments here should not be construed in any
    way as my approval or  disapproval of anyone selling or buying this item. My
    lawyer will call your  lawyer. 
    
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
    
    
    

       
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