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    Reference 2849 (970)
    Category Miscellaneous
    Author Stanford, Alfred
    Title NAVIGATOR: The Story of Nathaniel Bowditch of Salem.
    Publishing Information London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1928.
    Description 1st UK Edition; 308pp. Frontispiece is a tipped in b/w portrait of Bowditch, top edge coloured. Red cloth covers, blind stamped ship on front and black lettering to spine in pictorial price clipped dustjacket. Biography: 1773-1835, Salem, Massachusetts, navigator, author of "The American Practical Navigator". He developed the first workable system of navigation, making it possible for ships to sail in as much of a straight line as weather permitted, notes the author in his introduction, rather than without a calculated course. Dependent on maritime trade, the new nation of America could develop seagoing fleetness. Contents: Habakkuk and Mary; Danvers Meadows at Night; Salem: A Dove has Suckled a Serpent; Wine, Elizabeth, A Voyage Begun; The Birth of an Idea; The Unknown Quantity. Shelfware, dustjacket grubby, missing fep, some spotting, mainly to prelims. Contents clean. Good.
    Price £10.00
    Keywords polar,qpolarq, arctic, polarbook, polar S1-Misc
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