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    Re: Resources on Lunars
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Nov 04, 22:14 -0500

    Other resources on lunars are available on the Internet that were only
    accessible in research libraries just five years ago.
    Here's a quotation from Norie's "Complete Epitome of Navigation" from 1839:
    "These difficulties are, however, now happily obviated by the invention and
    improvements of Hadley's Sextant, and the accuracy of the new Lunar Tables ;
    so that a good observer, with proper instruments, may depend upon the
    longitude found by this method within a few minutes of a degree." Ahh, but
    what does he mean by "a few"?? :-)
    Norie's "Complete Epitome" is available in several editions online. There is
    a copy at the library of Mystic Seaport Museum available here
    http://www.mysticseaport.org/library/initiative/MsList.cfm and there are
    also now TWO editions of Norie on Googlebooks. Here is a list of some of the
    many historical navigation books available on Googlebooks, many of which
    (not all) have chapters on lunars:
    John Hamilton Moore 1791: Practical Navigator
    Wales 1794: The Method of Finding the Longitude at Sea, by Timekeepers
    Mendoza Rios 1801:  Tables for Facilitating the Calculations of Nautical
    John Hamilton Moore 1807: New Practical Navigator
    John Hamilton Moore 1810: New Practical Navigator
    Arnold 1822: American Practical Lunarian
    Blunt 1822: American Coast Pilot
    Riddle 1824: Treatise on Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
    Bowditch 1826: New American Practical Navigator
    Norie 1835: A Complete Epitome of Navigation
    Taylor 1837: The Principles of Navigation Simplified
    Norie 1839: A Complete Epitome of Navigation
    Sumner 1845
    Thomson 1845 (and 1825?): Lunar and Horary Tables
    Taylor 1851: Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
    Simms 1858: The Sextant and Its Applications
    Jeans 1858: Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
    Chauvenet 1863: Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy
    Lecky 1884: Wrinkles in Practical Navigation
    Bowditch 1906: The American Practical Navigator
    HO 171 1915: Line of Position Tables
    Coffin 1902: Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
    Coffin 1919: Navigation and Nautical Astronomy
    And various Nautical Almanacs from dozens of years
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