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    Navigation Library for sale (K Gebhart)
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2019 May 15, 13:06 -0700

    Ken Gebhart asked me to post this. He is downsizing some of his book storage and offering for sale a large collection of books on celestial navigation and related topics (list below and in attached pdf). Ken is selling the entire library as a lot for $180. That's about $3 per book! There are some great titles in here, and I'm sure it will go fast. Please email Ken if you're interested in buying this library of navigation books: gebhart{at}celestaire.com.


    • HO-216 Aircraft Navigation Manual (1941) 257 Pages A complete navigation text used by USN
      in Pensacola. Covers everything including celestial. 4 Copies
    • HO-219 Air Navigation (Navy) 1955 Ed 717 Pgs Blue Cover
    • Precision Astrolabe.- Rogers. 1971. History of Portuguese navigation and transoceanic aviation
    • Simonsens Navigation. Founder of Simex sextants
    • Steropix for celestial navigation. 1943. Need 3 D glasses for this
    • Sight Reduction and standby tables. 1983 Vega Instruments
    • Cooks Sextant tables. 1987 Vega Instruments
    • Simplified cel Nav. Using S tables. 1997. A.E. Saunders
    • Primer of Navigation. Mixter 1940. New condition. Famous book
    • Sun Sight Navigation. 1984 Arthur Birney New condition
    • Celestial Navigation – Tom Cunliffe
    • Wrinkles in Practical Navigation. Lecky 1881. Reprint 1925
    • Yachtsmens Celestial Nav. Stafford Campbell 1979 New Condition
    • Astrographics. Debenham 1945. Teaches celestial in a different way.
    • Instrument Flying. 1959, Weems and Zweng
    • Navigation and Nautical Astronomy. Dutton 1951
    • HO-9 Bowditch. 1984 (2 Vols), 1995, 2002 (Gov’t Print with CD), 1966.
    • Chauvenet Manual of Spherical Astronomy 2 Vols, 1887 (2003 reprint)
    • Air Navigation –Instruments 1944
    • Air Navigation –Navigation 1944 (No celestial)
    • HO-211 Ageton 1943 Original 2 copies
    • HO-208 Driesonstock 1942 Original
    • TM-205 Army Air Force 1940 Air Navigation
    • TM-206 Army Air Force 1941 Celestial
    • Air Navigation PVH Weems 1931-1943
    • Line of Position Bok. PVH Weems 1927-1943 2 Copies
    • Book of the Sextant AJ Hughes 1938-1942
    • The Myths and Truth about selecting a Sextant – Joel Jacobs 1975
    • Noon Position- Arthur Piver 1963
    • How to find Where you are from The sun- George Buehler 1974
    • Compact Sight Reduction Tables – Bayless (modified HO-211)
    • Army Air Force Manual of Navigation 1944
    • Air Force Manual AFM 51-43 Navigation for pilots 1952
    • AFM 51-40 Vol 1, 1954, 1968, 1959 (Navy)
    • AFM 51-40 Vol 2 1960, 1969 (Navy)
    • AFM 51-40 Vol 3 1959, 1962 (Navy)
    • AFM Complete all vols. 1951, 1973.

      More mundane titles:
    • Celestial Navigation Planning- Gray
    • A short course in navigation – A.C. Gardner
    • An Ocean Navigation Exercise – Thomas Stout
    • Practical Celestial Navigation Tables – Hoehne
    • Self Taught Navigation – Kittridge
    • We The Navigators – Lewis
    • Celestial Navigation Simplified – Kelch
    • Practical Navigation for the Yachtsman – Devereux
    • Marine Navigation 2 – Hobbs
    • Navigation for Offshore and Ocean Sailors – Derrick
    • Shoot First ask Questions Later – LaFond
    • Navigation the Easy Way –Lane & Montgomery
    • Celestial Navigation Simplified – Masefield
    • Instant Celestial Navigation – Winship
    • Kindergarten Celestial Navigation – Sellar
    • Capt. Joe Thonpson’s Cookbook Method – Thompson
    • The Longitude Problem – Philips Petroleum Sience Teachers Workshop
    • Weekend Navigator – Fraser
    • Yachtsmens Guide to Celestial Navigation – Stafford Campbell
    • Worldwide Adventures in Celestial Navigation – Frank Phillips
    • Basic and Intermediate Celestial Navigation – Paulk
    • Practical Celestial Navigation – Bottomley
    • Celestial Navigation in the Computer Age – Alton Moody

    Discussions of purchase details should go by email to Ken Gebhart (gebhart{at}celestaire.com), but feel free to comment here on the library and individual books on this list.

    Frank Reed

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