The mariner's new calendar : containing the principles of arithmetic and practical geometry; ... Together with exact tables of the sun's place, ... Also the description and use of the sea-quadrant, ... By Nathaniel Colson, ... The whole revis'd, and adjusted to the new stile, by William Mountaine, F.R.S.

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Colson, Nathaniel, active 1674

The mariner's new calendar : containing the principles of arithmetic and practical geometry; ... Together with exact tables of the sun's place, ... Also the description and use of the sea-quadrant, ... By Nathaniel Colson, ... The whole revis'd, and adjusted to the new stile, by William Mountaine, F.R.S.

London: printed for W. and J. Mount, T. Page & Son, 1761

Front leaf inscribed "Nathaniel Dominy ye 3d [actually 4th] / His Kalendar / Bought of Mr Bird at New Port June ye 29th AD 1762 / Price 5 £ old tenner." Nathaniel Dominy the 4th [Fifth] at top of leaf "Felix Dominy's book / 1826". On reverse of leaf "F. [Felix] Dominy 1820".

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### Contents

[Cover], pp. [unnumbered]-[2]

[Title page], p. [3]

To the ingenious mariner, p. 4

The principles of arithmetic and practical geometry, pp. 5-12

The extraction of the square and cube roots, pp. 12-20

Rules for finding the prime, epact, moon's age, time of high-water, with tables for the same, pp. 20-38

Explanation of the calendar, and use of the table of variation of the sun's declination, pp. 53-56

A table of the sun's right ascension, pp. 57-58

A table shewing the right ascension, declination, and magnitude of the principal fixed stars, p. 59

A table of the fixed stars, p. 60

Directions for observing the stars, to find the latitude of the place, pp. 61-62

The description and use of the sea-quadrant, fore-staff, and nocturnal, pp. 62-67

Necessary problems in plane-sailing and astronomy, wrought by the logarithms, and by Gunter's Scale, pp. 76-88

The use and explanation of the table of difference of latitude and departure, pp. 110-112

Some necessary astronomic definitions, pp. 113-122

Courses and distances between some of the most eminent places on the coast of England, &c, pp. 123-124

Directions to sail into the principal harbours on the coast of England, pp. 127-136 ff.

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