Title: Book of the Sextant : With Ancient and Modern Instruments of Navigation.
Publisher:  Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1957,
Seller ID: 108548
HUGHES, A. J. The Book of the Sextant : With Ancient and Modern Instrumentsof Navigation. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson, (1957). New Edition. Pp (4 ),5-97,(1), including frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with photos and diagrams. 8vo, yellow cloth spine, yellow paper-covered boards. Cover title:The Book of the Sextant : A Handbook for Mariners, Airmen, Yachtsmen. Toy 2577. Chapters : 1. Old Instruments; 2. Principles of the Sextant; 3. Construction of the Marine Sextant; 4. The Booth Bubble; 5. Construction of Air Sextants; 6. Sextant Telescopes; 7. Making Observations by Marine and Air Sextants; 8. Errors and Adjustments of Sextants; 9. Modern Sextant Accessories and Navigational Instruments; 10. Modern Navigation, Periscopic Sextant.Some edgewear, pen underlining on a few pages, extremities bumped, else ve ry good. 20.00