Category: Pilots/Navigation/Seamanship


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Hand-Book to Beall's Compass Deviascope Together with a Few Explanatory and Practical Remarks on Magnetism and the Deviation of the Compass in Iron Ships.

By: Beall (Capt G.)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: 1913, 4th ed,

Seller ID: 1897

77pp, colour plate, folding diag, advert, 12pp list, original printedûboards, title printed on spine, some slight wear to binding. AJS: The author was Principal Examiner of Masters and Mates to the Boardûof Trade. View more info

Memoirs of Hydrography Including Brief Biographies of the Principal Officers who have Served in H.M. Naval Surveying Service Between the Years 1750 and 1885.

By: Dawson (Cdr L.S.) Compiler RP

Price: £75.00

Publisher: 1885 rp 1969,

Seller ID: 586

reprinted as in the original, 2 parts in one volume, attractive half blue cloth. Part 1. 1750 to 1830. (xiv), 133pp, plus 2pp index, 3 portraits. Part 2. 1830 to 1885. (iv), 209pp, plus 2pp index, 4 portraits, engraved plate. AJS: This edition with a new preface and four pages of corrections. An invaluable work of reference, describing the work and achievements of all the significant marine hydrographers and nautical surveyors (254 individuals). The book is divided into two parts, covering the periods 1750-1830 and 1830-85. It is particularly useful in providing information about the lesser-kn... View more info

The Admiralty Hydrographic Service 1795-1919.

By: Day (Vice Ad Sir A.)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: 1967,

Seller ID: 2853

378pp, frontis, 13 plates (2 folding), 29 figs, endpaper maps, attractiveûcopy, dw. AJS: This work is a continuation of Dawson's Memoirs of Hydrography. Theûopening chapter, which summarizes the period from 1795 to 1884, retracesûDawson's narrative; the succeeding chapters, conforming to his scheme,ûembody biographical notes on four Hydrographers...Wharton, Field, Purey-ûCust and Parry...and many of the distinguished, often dedicated, officersûwho served afloat and ashore. Vice Admiral Day carefully records theûachievements and frustrations of the oldest department of the Navy Office,û... View more info

Third Number of Meteorological Papers Compiled by Rear Ad R. Fitzroy FRS Published by Authority of the Board of Trade. Second Edition. The Law of Storms by H.W. Dove.

By: Fitzroy (Ad R.) Compiler.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: 1861, 2nd ed,

Seller ID: 9039

v + 100pp, folding plate (6 charts), tables in text, large format (30cm xû24cm), original printed blue paper wrappers, slight wear to wrappers.. Preface to the Second Edition reads as follows:ûA reprint of this translation of Dove's Law of Storms being required,ûsome alterations which have been kindly suggested (by Sir F.W.E. Nicolson,ûBart., RN.) are added as notes, signed F.W.E.N., and submitted to theûreader's judgement, at the respective places. View more info

The Proposed Alterations in Steering and Sailing Rules.

By: Fremantle (Capt E.R.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1867,

Seller ID: 4659

(ii), 36pp, disbound pamphlet, as issued without wrappers. View more info

The Tompion Clocks at Greenwich and the Dead-Beat Escapement.

By: Howse (D.) & Hutchinson (B.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1970-71,

Seller ID: 10566

two issues together, original pictorial wrappers.ûpp.18-34, 13 text figs, with pp.114-133, 17 text figs. AJS: Reprinted from the two quarterly issues, December, 1970 and March,û1971 of Antiquarian Horology the official journal of The AntiquarianûHorological Society. View more info

The Clocks and Watches of Captain James Cook 1769-1969.

By: Howse (D.) & Hutchinson (B.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1969,

Seller ID: 10567

reissue pp.61-299, 54 text figs, large format (25cm x 18cm), originalûpictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Reprinted from the four quarterly issues, 1969, of AntiquarianûHorology the official journal of The Antiquarian Horological Society. View more info

A Treatise on Practical Seamanship.

By: Hutchinson (W.) PB

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1777 rp 1979,

Seller ID: 8055

viii + xiv + 214pp, 11 plates (one folding), large format (26cm x 21.5cm),ûthis copy supplied as a sewn book block, untrimmed, in paper wrappers,ûsuitable for binding of your choice. AJS: This serviceable manual was written in 1777 at a time ofûunprecedented naval expansion to guide the aspiring officer in allûsituations at sea, and it provides the necessary detail on how to manouvreûa square rigged vessel without the use of an engine or other man-madeûaids.ûOther editions in 1791 and 1794.ûThis edition with an introduction by Morin Scott. View more info

Professional Recollections on Points of Seamanship, Discipline, etc.

By: Liardet (Capt F.)

Price: £450.00

Publisher: 1849, Portsea,

Seller ID: 3125

x + 317pp, tinted plate as frontis, colour litho plate (flags), 1pp advert, originalûcontemporary half calf, raised bands to spine, an attractive copy. AJS: A guide to best practice.ûPreface: The object of these few pages originated in a wish to writeûsomething that might be professionally beneficial to my step-son; butûwhile truly anxious to carry my views to suit the young Middy, myûmind invariably led me to recollections of practicl experience, which Iûfeel has, on occasion, induced me to touch on subjects not exactlyûconnected with the Professional improvement of youngsters.ûRodger... View more info

E.E. Middleton's New Process of Measuring the Height of th Sun. Also a Few Remarks on the Transit of Venus and the Law of Attraction.

By: Middleton (E.E.)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: 1874,

Seller ID: 8932

16pp, 4 text illus, grey paper wrappers. View more info

Science and the Techniques of Navigation in the Renaissance.

By: NMM Monograph No 19. Waters (D.W.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1974,

Seller ID: 10722

39pp, frontis, 13 illus, pictorial paper covers. View more info

Handlist of Manuscript Sea Charts and Pilot Books Executed Before 1700.

By: NMM Monograph Series Unumbered. Howse (D.) & Billings (P.) Compilers.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: 1973 rp with ammendments 1984,

Seller ID: 144

55pp, frontis, 2 illus, large format (30cm x 21cm), pictorial paperûwrappers. AJS: An inventory of the Navigation and Astronomy collections in theûNational Maritime Museum, Greenwich, includes 2pp of bibliography, with aûfull index. View more info

Admiral Fitzroy and the Fitzroy Barometers.

By: NMM Occasional Technical Paper No. 1 (1972)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1975,

Seller ID: 8703

6pp, 3 illus, folding pamphlet, printed stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Published by the National Maritime Museum. View more info

The Sextant.

By: NMM Occasional Technical Paper No. 3 (1975)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1975,

Seller ID: 8700

8pp, 6 illus, line illus, printed stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Published by the National Maritime Museum. View more info

History of the Telescope.

By: NMM Occasional Technical Paper No. 4 (1976)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1976,

Seller ID: 8701

10pp, 8 illus, 5 line illus, printed stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Published by the National Maritime Museum. View more info

Rig in Northern Europe.

By: The Society for Nautical Research.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1956 rp 1974,

Seller ID: 5525

32pp, 32 text figs, yellow paper wrappers. AJS: By Sir Alan Moore, Maritime Miscellany Series No 11. View more info

An Inquiry Relative to Various Important Points of Seamanship, Considered as a Branch of Practical Science.

By: Tinmouth (N.)

Price: £265.00

Publisher: 1845,

Seller ID: 3103

xii + 88pp, folding frontis, 18 text figs (2 folding), folding table, tables in text, original decorated embossed blue cloth, some wear to binding with spine neatly relaid. AJS: The author was Master Attendant of Her Majesty's Dock-Yard at Woolwich. View more info

The Origins, Achievement and Influence of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich: 1675-1975.

By: Vistas in Astronomy an International Review Journal.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: 1976, Oxford,

Seller ID: 9056

vi + 272pp, 78 illus, tables in text, large format (27cm x 19cm), pictorialûstiff paper wrappers. AJS: Proceedings of the Symposium held at the National Maritime Museum,ûGreenwich, 13-18 July 1975. View more info