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HASELDEN, Thomas (d. 1740). The Seaman's Daily Assistant, Being a Short, Easy, and Plain Method of Keeping a Journal at Sea. London: J. Mount and T. Page, 1768.
4o (199 x 149 mm). (Some occasional pale spotting and browning.) Contemporary calf (rebacked in early stitched calf). Provenance: Edward Thorn (ownership inscription and birth records of his children on endleaves); Lindmarks Bookshop (blindstamp in margin of last two leaves).
Seventh edition. The work includes a table of difference of latitude to each degree, instructions for working out position according to Mercator, tales of high water, the sun's ascension and declination, and the positions of the stars. Early editions are scarce, due to the practical nature of the text. Adams & Waters 2030.
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