Category: Navigation


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From Ptolemy to the Moon, Progress in the art of exploration and navigation, An exhibition of maps, charts, manuscripts, books, globes, and instruments held at The Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University Library, June 2 to July 2, 1965.

By: BERKOWITZ, David Sandler.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Waltham:, Brandeis University Library, 1965.: 1965

Seller ID: BL3248

28 cm. ix, 109 leaves. Quarter cloth, printed wrappers, lettered spine label. Burndy bookplate with attached compliments of Brandeis University card. Very good +. View more info

Astronomical – Atlases, Maps & Charts, an historical & general guide.

By: BROWN, Basil.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Search Publishing, 1932.: 1932

Seller ID: BL3141

First edition. Large 8vo. 200 pp. Frontis., beautifully illus. with 19 pls.; some pages unopened. Gilt-stamped brown velum; rebacked with spine preserved; covers warped. Burndy bookplate, gift of Bern Dibner. Very good. First Edition. View more info

A History of Marine Navigation.


Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, B.T. Batsford, (1954).: 1954

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RH1459

8vo. 195 pp. 50 illus., index; a few minor corrections to text. Cloth; dust-jacket; extremities of jacket worn. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ROGER HAHN. Rare with author's inscription. View more info

A Chronological History of the Origin and Development of Stream Navigation 1543-1882.

By: PREBLE, Geo. Henry.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, L. R. Hamersly, 1883.: 1883

Seller ID: BL3526

8vo. xix, 483 pp. Tables, appendix, index. Gilt-stamped olive green cloth; slight wear to extremities, spine sticker, library "regulations" pasted down at rear. Goodrich Memorial Library rubber-stamp on several pages, including title. Very good. View more info

Marine Navigation Instruments. Translated from the French by John E. Powell.

By: RANDIER, Jean.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: (London):, John Murray, (1980).: 1980

Seller ID: S7270

ISBN: 0719537339

4to. 219 pp. Numerous photos (many color), numerous illus. (many color), bibliog. Boards, dust jacket; minor wear to jacket spine head, else fine. Ownership signature. First English edition. Marvelous illustrated history of marine navigation instruments. ISBN: 0719537339 Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Longitude at Sea in the Time of Louis Berthoud and Henri Motel . . . Translated by Anthony Turner.

By: SABRIER, Jean-Claude.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Geneva:, Editions Antiquorom, (1993).: 1993

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S7805

Thick 4to. 719 pp. Numerous photos & figs. (many color) detailing clocks, time keepers, watches and many other marine instruments, bibliog., index. Gilt stamped brown cloth. Plain card slip case; short tear at joint. INSCRIBED BY SABRIER on title. FINE. FIRST EDITION. Monumental and comprehensive study of the attempts by French horologists Berthoud & Motel to solve the problem of establishing longitude at sea. Replete with photos and illustrations, this work uses original instruments and documents to support its arguments, and offers great detail on French horology as well as the instruments ... View more info

Lord Wrottesley's Speech in the House of Lords on 26th April, 1853, on Lieut. Maury's Plan for Improving Navigation. With Some Remarks Upon the Advantages Arising from the Pursuit of Abstract Science.


Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, James Ridgway, 1853.: 1853

Seller ID: S8070

8vo. 33 pp. Disbound (though pages in fine condition). Early ink notation on title. Very good. View more info