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    A history of the navigator's sextant.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Jan 21, 00:10 +0000

    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
    (rogersturner---.com). 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 also note that in the same catalogue is a copy of "The Quest for
    Longitude" (ed. Andrewes), their stock number 3759, at ?50. This is the
    proceedings of the Harvard conference on the longitude in 1993, which has
    been given favourable mention on the Nav-L list. American readers would do
    well to check with ABEbooks, whether they can find a cheaper copy more
    locally.
    
    George.
    
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    contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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