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    Re: Two books on Sextants.
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2008 Dec 14, 21:07 -0600

    It would be interesting to know why the price is set so high for a  
    book which should not cost more than �15 to print, even in small  
    quantities.
    
    Ken Gebhart
    On Dec 14, 2008, at 9:20 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    >
    > The second work on sextants isn't out yet, but is promised for  
    > February.
    > It's "Sextants at Greenwich", by W F J Morzer-Bruyns, and will be  
    > published
    > by Oxford University Press, hardback, 336 pages. Willem has been  
    > working at
    > Greenwich on their sextant collection for a couple of years, since  
    > retiring
    > from the Amsterdam Maritime Museum. It's the biggest and best  
    > collection in
    > the World, and Willem is well qualified to tackle it, describing each
    > object. I'm looking forward to its appearance, but (here's the bad  
    > news) the
    > publisher's price is �120, so I may have to read it in a library.
    >
    > George.
    >
    > contact George Huxtable, now at george@hux.me.uk
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    >
    >
    > >
    
    
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