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Title: The Quadrant and the Quill: A Book Written in Honour of Captain Samuel Sturmy, "a Tried and Trusty Sea-Man" and Author of the Mariner's Magazine, 1669.
Description: London Metchim and Son, 1944. Hardback folio, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white photos (some full-page, including frontispiece), dual binding (has superior binding along spine), edgewear (corners bumped), base spine chipped, minor foxing endpapers & edges, autograph (author's written dedication). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 166 pp. A biographical tribute of the life and work of the 17th-century British seaman and author Samuel Sturmy, who wrote this brilliant work on contemporary mariner's skills. Profusely illustrated with facsimiles of title pages, portraits and instruments. The text consists of five "books": The Seventeenth Century Background; Notes on the Life of Captain Samuel Sturmy; General Description of his Book, "The Mariner's Magazine - 1669"; The Library of Captain Sturmy; and Conclusion. The five books are separated by title pages illustrated with woodcuts by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Sturmy died in 1669 in the year after he published this - his only - book, which - based on his contributions to "The Mariner's Magazine" - were of upmost importance to the accuracy of maritime navigation.

Keywords: biography, literature classics, maritime, nautical, history, media, magazines, britain, collectible, collectable, autograph

Price: AUD 40.00 = appr. US$ 27.67 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 15857

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