The Art of Astronomical (S. M. Burton)

The Art of Astronomical (S. M. Burton) soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Glasgow: Burton’s Navigational Publications, 1955, Hardback in dust wrapper.

This book first appeared in 1935 under the title of A Manual of Modern Navigation, so this copy is merely a first thus and much revised. Contains: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: Despite the large number of excellent text books on the mathematics and geometry of astronomical position-finding, the field of the application of these sciences to the art of safely conducting ships across the broad waters of the world seems to have been somewhat neglected. The purpose of this book is to supply this link between theory and practice: to summarise the findings of the great mathematicians and geometricians and to show, or suggest, how their valuable work can best be used by the practising navigator in the exercise of hi…

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine, a little loss to the spine ends. Small stamps to the pastedowns and blanks. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 146 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Sport Sailing catalogue?

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