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    Re: searching secondhand books
    From: Thomas Schmidt
    Date: 1999 May 28, 3:12 AM

    George Huxtable 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.
    >                         ------------------
    
    If your quest for a specialised bookseller fails, you might try
    amazon.com,
    they even offer to search for out-of-print titles.
    
    
    > Astronomical.
    >
    > Charles H. Cotter, "A History of Nautical Astronomy", American Elsevier
    > Publishing Company, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York,
    > 10017. 1968.
    
    Out of print, but you can let them search for a secondhand copy:
    
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0370004604/qid=927876806/sr=1-13/002-5086067-7703457
    
    
    > J. Meeus, Astronomical Algorithms, Willmann-Bell, about 1991.
    
    Can be ordered from Amazon (2nd edition Dec. 98):
    
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0943396638/qid=927877023/sr=1-2/002-5086067-7703457
    
    
    > Nautical Almanac, any year prior to 1905 or so (when the tables of Lunar
    > Distances were dropped).
    
    No luck here...
    
    
    > P. Kenneth Seidelmann, "Explanatory
    > Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac", ISBN 0-935702-68-7.
    
    Can be ordered from Amazon:
    
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0935702687/qid%3D927877262/002-5086067-7703457
    
    
    > 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?.
    
    There's a "Hornblower During the Crisis":
    
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316289442/qid=927877408/sr=1-8/002-5086067-7703457
    
    A search for books by the author "Forester" and with "Hornblower" in the
    title
    will reveal a plethora of other relevant books...
    
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      Thomas Schmidt                    e-mail  : schmidt{at}hoki.ibp.fhg.de
    

       
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