London: J. Dodsley, Annual Register, 1773. A new edition, corrected. Hardcover. Good Condition. Item #305584
Originally published in the year following Harrison's book of a similar title was published (1765), with a contemporary 21 page account that quotes Harrison extensively and represents the opinions and ideas regarding navigation from the perspective of the time. The whole volume extends to around 600 pages. Bound in later plum buckram cloth, with a gilt lettered spine. Very soundly bound. The contents are clean throughout, with just occasional foxing. Bookplate of the Institute of St. Charles, Begbroke, Oxford, showing this book presented by James Britten, K.S.G. Britten was an English Botanist at the British Museum, and was involved with revival of the Catholic Truth Society. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Annual Register. Inventory No: 305584.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Annual Register. Longitude at Sea John Harrison 1765 A succinct account of the proceedings relative to the discovery of the longitude at sea by means of artificial timekeepers particularly Mr Harrisons Co