1800. Item #82418
MOORE, John Hamilton [with BOWDITCH corrections]. THE NEW PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR; BEING AN EPITOME OF NAVIGATION ... Newburyport (MA): Edmund M. Blunt, 1800. Second American edition. 570 pp. (lacks pp. 15-18, geometrical definitions section). 8vo., calf withgilt red morocco spine label. Boards worn; front board detached, spine splitting. Front pastedown bears the name Sidney Smith of Duxbury Mass (dated 1831). Lacks front flyleaf. Frontispiece engraving has a few ink marks to margins, not affecting image. Closed 2 inch tear at joint, and small chip to top edge. There is a small hole in the image about the size of the head of a pin, in one of the cannons of the warship. The key to the numbers depicted in the frontispiece is on p. 3. Overall there is moderate soil to the plate edges, but the image is mostly clean. Other plates complete.