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    Secondhand books
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Nov 8, 15:49 -0000

    I've just had a copy of their 68-page catalogue 141 from Rogers Turner Books 
    of Greenwich, email to-
    rogersturner@compuserve.com
    
    phone +44 208 692 2472
    
    This one is headed "A selection of inexpensive books & pamphlets on 
    Horology, Science, & Scientific instruments."
    
    And there's much in it to interest many members of this list. I'm sure 
    Rogers Turner would be happy to send a copy to anyone who asked nicely.
    
    But I noticed in particular two monographs from the National Maritime 
    Museum; both slim volumes, neither of which is easy to find nowadays. Both 
    look a bit dull, until you get into their content. Each costs �10, but 
    shipping cost is extra.
    
    One is Rogers Turner's item 204, Forbes, Eric G., "The Birth of Scientific 
    Navigation." The solving in the18th century of the problem of finding 
    longitude at sea. NMM monograph 10, 1974, 25 pages (of which 9 pages are an 
    amazing list of references!), 20 plates.
    
    The other is Rogers Turner item 420, E G R Taylor, "Navigation in the days 
    of Captain Cook", 14 pages, 17 b/w plates. NMM monograph 18, 1975.
    
    I happen to have them both, or I wouldn't be telling you about them now. 
    Both are worthwhile having in your locker, the Forbes one especially
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. 
    
    
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