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    Re: Wrinkles In Practical Navigation by Lecky
    From: Brendan Kinch
    Date: 2014 Apr 9, 23:19 +0200

    As Alex says – you can probably get a free copy somewhere or other – but if anyone is interested in buying a really top class 1910 edition (School prize from HMS Conway) just email me. It is late Wednesday night with me – tomorrow I will get some photos together. I will send to anyone who wants to check this out.


    I did not buy this fine book cheap – so if you are not interested in the antique value (i.e. you just want the contents in any readable form) then this will not interest you.


    Sorry for jumping on the bandwagon here – but someone on the “List” (No apology Frank……that is just how a lot of us think of the group be it archaic or not) may be interested in getting a chance to purchase something more than just the ‘numbers’.




    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Alexandre Eremenko
    Sent: 09 April 2014 23:02
    To: BrenKinch---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Wrinkles In Practical Navigation by Lecky


    There are many fold outs, drawings, maps etc. in the Wrinkles. The list of illustrations occupies 3 pages in my edition.
    My experience with print on demand was strictly negative.
    In most cases such book (sold by Amazon) was simply unreadable,
    and I had to return it.
    This happened with Gould's book on chronometer, for example. It has 1/4 of the pages completely black.
    I tried to replace, and they could not.
    Finally I found a readable copy free on the Internet.
    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Frank Reed [FrankReed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:41 PM
    To: eremenko---.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Wrinkles In Practical Navigation by Lecky
    There are quite a few printings and editions of Lecky's Wrinkles. There may be a fold-out in one or more of those, but nothing worth worrying about. A print-on-demand copy for $20 or less is certainly a reasonable investment. It's an excellent book. Have you already downloaded a PDF copy of it? Do that FIRST!
    There are also a great variety of companies that do print-on-demand. Check with them to make sure that a standard page with diagrams will print properly (to avoid the problem Jackson describes) and verify that they are using the exact pdf edition that you want.
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