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    Re: A history of the navigator's sextant.
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Jan 25, 18:52 EST
    George, you wrote:
    "For anyone looking out for a copy of Charles H Cotter's "A History of the
    Navigator's Sextant", there's a copy for sale at £20 (plus postage) in the
    catalogue of Rogers Turner Books, in Greenwich
    (...). It's item 138 in their catalogue 131, stock
    number 1882.
    This book seems rather more reliable than Cotter's better-known work, "A
    History of Nautical Astronomy".
    It's usually hard to find. The price asked seems reasonable to me, though
    the exchange rate may bring tears to the eyes of those in the dollar zone."
     
    I agree. Good book. And the price you mention is a good one even given the dollar-pound exchange rate. This book often sells for about $50 when it comes up for sale on ebay. While we're at it, Cotter's "The Complete Nautical Astronomer" is also good and includes much of the better nautical astronomy history that he included in the seriously flawed "History of Nautical Astronomy".
     
    -FER
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
       
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