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    An Important Navigation Manual

    Richard Norwood. Trigonometrie. Or, The Doctrine of Triangles: Divided into two Books: The First shewing the mensuration of Right lined Triangles, the second of Sphericall... Whereunto is annexed (chiefly for the use of Seamen;) A Treatise of the application thereof in the tree principal kindes of sayling... London: Robert & William Leybourn for George Hurlock, 1651. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Quarto. A2, B-X4, Y2, 2A-2U4, 2X2. [4], 152, [172] pages. Numerous text cuts and diagrams. Contemporary calf, nicely rebacked, spine banded, gilt rules, title in gilt edges red, bookplate of C. W. Turner collection, University of Keele (loose), signature of William Whittaker on front free endpaper, with stamp "J. P.", contemporary signature of Thomas Chapman with purchase price on title-page lined through; some marginal annotations and corrections. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Norwood, Richard. Trigonometrie. Or, The Doctrine Of Triangles: Divided into two Books: The First shewing the mensuration of Right lined Triangles, the second of Sphericall...Whereunto is annexed (chiefly for the use of Seamen;) A Treatise of the application thereof in the tree principal kindes of sayling... London: Robert & William Leybourn for George Hurlock, 1651. 4to. A2,B-X4,Y2, 2A-2U4,2X2. [4],152, [172]p. Contemp. calf, nicely rebacked, spine banded, gilt rules, title in gilt edges red, bookplate of C. W. Turner collection Univ. of Keele (loose), signature of William Whittaker on f.f.e.p. with stamp "J.P.", contemp. signature of Thomas Chapman with purchase price on t.p., lined through; some marginal annotations and corrections. Numerous text cuts and diagrams. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. Norwood, Richard 1590?-1675, teacher of mathematics and surveyor "...in 1616 sent out by the Bermuda Company to survey the islands of Bermuda, then newly settled. He was afterwards accused of having, in collusion with the governor, so managed that, after assigning the shares to all the settlers, eight shares of the best land remained over, for the personal advantage of himself and the governor... During the civil war he seems to have resided in Bermuda, where he had a government grant as schoolmaster, and where, in 1662, he conducted a second survey...He died at Bermuda in October 1675, aged about eighty-five, and was buried there." DNB
    "An important navigational manual, dealing with the mathematical solution of problems of astronomical and oceanic navigation, and in particular the question of great circle sailing." Honeyman. Wing N1371. ESTC r7789. Maggs, Bib. Nautica, III,1068. Crone 193 (giving a z1? blank?). Science. Mathematics. Ships. Sailing. Trigonometry. Bermuda.



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