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The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year 1859, to Which is Added A Supplement Containing Ephemerides Of Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta, and Approximate Ones of the Newly Discovered Planets, for the Year 1856

Published by The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, London, 1855
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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Bound in very clean, plain blue wraps, which the original owner has covered with sailcloth. The sailcloth which is in very good condition, is slightly yellowed with some spotting along the edges. The owner's initials and date is inked onto the front cover - "C H A 1859". His name of "C H Allen" is also inked onto the top of the title page. 5 additional blank pages have been attached at the front and also at the back. Entries are dated from Jan 10 on a daily basis, with a heading of "slow" and the readings are 36.13, 36.12, 36.11, 36.10, 36.09, 36.08, 36.07, 36.06 - 1/2, and so on. The next page has the heading of "who first gains 4.3" daily" with each day's reading increased by 4.3. There are a total of 10 pages with these hand-written entries. There are a few additional pages with hand calculations. The book contains xv, 620 very clean, still crisp, and tightly bound pages. A few pages have some pencil entries about 26 Barrels Beef on hand, 13 ditto Pork, 265 (?) Mounds wood below, 20 pounds Coffee Cash 20 days. 26 men 'Shirley'. 6 pounds tea Cash 30 days - 21 men". From other sources I find that the ship "Shirley" of Salem, Mass. sailed to Calcutta in 1859/1860, and C. H. Allen was the Captain. Bookseller Inventory # 13567

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Title: The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical ...

Publisher: The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, London

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Early Printing

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