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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

A table of the dominical-letters, cycle of the sun, prime, epact, and moveable feasts, for 26 years to come, pp. 39-51

A table of the variation of the sun's declination to every 15 degrees of longitude, from the meridian of London, p. 52

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

The explanation and use of the table of the sun's right ascension, and of the table of the star's right ascension and declination, pp. 60-61

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

The use of and a table of the declination of the North Star, on every point of the compass the guards bear, and for both sorts of nocturnals, pp. 67-68

A table of the latitude and longitude of the principal harbours, headlands, and islands in the world; corrected by the latest and best observations, pp. 69-76

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

A large and very useful table of difference of latitude and departure in minutes and tenth parts, to every degree and quarter-point of the compass, for the exact working of a traverse, pp. [89]-109

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

A table of the soundings coming into the Channel, respecting the bearing and distances of Scilly, Ushant, the Lizard, &c with the depth in fathoms, and the various sorts of ground, pp. 124-127

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

[Cover]


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