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    Re: Wrinkles In Practical Navigation by Lecky
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2014 Apr 9, 21:56 +0000

    OK, let me describe my copy more completely.
    1919 edition, with a photo portrait of Lecky on the frontpiece, 136 illustrations and plates,
    (Some illustration in color, BTW), no marks or spots, I would call this condition 
    "excellent for this age", sound hard cover, not like they make today.
    The book has a little mark inside the cover (Exlibris): Max Kuner Co.,
    Chronometer and watch makers, 804 1-st Ave, Seattle, and a name A. Ahrens written on it.
    I bought it from a used book shop through Amazon, don't remember exactly how much,
    but if it were much I would remember:-)
    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Brendan Kinch [brenkinch@gmail.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:41 PM
    To: eremenko@math.purdue.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Wrinkles In Practical Navigation by Lecky
    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 
    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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