388
388
Mackay, Andrew (1758-1809)
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FINDING THE LONGITUDE AT SEA OR LAND... SECOND EDITION, IMPROVED AND ENLARGED. ABERDEEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY J. CHALMERS, 1801, HALF-TITLES, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT AND 8 FOLDING PLATES, "ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA" LEAF AT END OF VOL.2, BOUND WITH:
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8001,000
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388
Mackay, Andrew (1758-1809)
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FINDING THE LONGITUDE AT SEA OR LAND... SECOND EDITION, IMPROVED AND ENLARGED. ABERDEEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY J. CHALMERS, 1801, HALF-TITLES, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT AND 8 FOLDING PLATES, "ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA" LEAF AT END OF VOL.2, BOUND WITH:
Estimate
8001,000
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Mackay, Andrew (1758-1809)
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FINDING THE LONGITUDE AT SEA OR LAND... SECOND EDITION, IMPROVED AND ENLARGED. ABERDEEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY J. CHALMERS, 1801, HALF-TITLES, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT AND 8 FOLDING PLATES, "ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA" LEAF AT END OF VOL.2, BOUND WITH:
The description and use of the sliding rule. London: printed for W. Heather [&c.], 1799, FIRST EDITION, advertisement leaf at end

The commencement of the nineteenth century, determined upon unerring principles. Aberdeen: printed for the author by W. Rettie, 1800, FIRST EDITION, advertisement leaf at end

together 3 works in 2 volumes, 8vo (212 x 130mm.), contemporary tree calf, spines decorated in gilt with red morocco labels, portrait very slightly stained 


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Provenance

Peter Macdougal, signature on title of last work; bought from Roger Gaskell, Warboys, 1993, Catalogue 8, item 51, £600

Literature

Tomash & Williams M14 (also M10, M8); ESTC T91216, T91123, T11437 

Catalogue Note

A very good copy. Mackay wrote extensively on maritime subjects, particularly navigation, as well as on the use of the slide rule and mathematical tables.

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