The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the year 1817 published by John Murray for the Commissioners of Longitude, London 1814. In a full leather binding with raised bands and gold-stamped decoration to the spine. Size 21 by 13 cm. 162 pages plus another 6 pp of publisher's information. With a preface by Nevil Maskelyne and an introduction that lists the Commissioners and explains their role in promoting the discovery of longitude at sea. . The tables included in the almanac allowed sailors at sea to determine their longitude, thus avoiding shipwreck and disorientation. Minor rubbing to head of spine and corners of boards but overall in Good condition.
Binding Full leather
Publisher John Murray for the Commissioners of Longitude
Condition Good to VG
Offered by Arthur Hook