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    Re: searching secondhand books
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 1999 May 29, 2:27 PM

    Try, http://www.abebooks.com
    
    ABE is "Advanced Book Exchange". They have just about everything.
    Astronomical Algorithms as far as I know is still in print from
    Willmann-Bell.
    
    I recently bought a copy of the Nautical Almanac for 1793. ( Yeah, 1793 )
    
    I have seen tons of old almanacs for sale.  Be warned, though, the prices
    are all over the map.
    
    One seller might want $50.00 for a copy of say, the 1939 American Nautical
    Almanac and another might be selling it for $2.50. ( Which is what I paid )
    
    
    --- Gordon
    
    
    At 08:21 AM 5/28/99 +0100, you wrote:
    >For some time, I've been looking out for the following secondhand nautical
    >books, without success. With the possible exception of Seidelmann, all are
    >presumably now out-of-print.
    >                        ------------------
    >
    >Astronomical.
    >
    >Charles H. Cotter, "A History of Nautical Astronomy", American Elsevier
    >Publishing Company, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York,
    >10017. 1968.
    >
    >J. Meeus, Astronomical Algorithms, Willmann-Bell, about 1991.
    >
    >Nautical Almanac, any year prior to 1905 or so (when the tables of Lunar
    >Distances were dropped).
    >
    >P. Kenneth Seidelmann, "Explanatory
    >Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac", ISBN 0-935702-68-7.
    >
    >
    >Nautical.(fiction)
    >
    >C.S.Forester, "Hornblower and the Crisis", a book referred to in Forester's
    >"Hornblower Companion", but which I have never come across. Is it an
    >alternative title, perhaps for an American edition? Does it exist at all?.
    >                                __________
    >
    >        Can anyone recommend a secondhand bookseller who specialises in
    >astronomy or nautical astronomy? I'm based in the UK, but am prepared to
    >look further afield?
    >
    >        George Huxtable
    >
    >------------------------------
    >george---.u-net.com
    >George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    >Tel, or fax, to 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.
    >------------------------------
    >
    >
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