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QUILL - John Harrison, the man who Found Longitude


£ 125.00

Essential reading, carefully researched and so well written.

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Boards, dust jacket, 255 pages including List of Events and Bibliography, 30 photographic plates. 1st and only edition, John Baker, London, 1966.

Still the best and least biased work on this most important subject - a much needed antidote to the Dava Sobel 'pot boiler' that takes so many liberties with the facts.

Shelf wear to dust jacket, past owners name of front free endpaper and what look like old selotape markings on the endpapers - the selotape and any remaining glue now safely removed. Otherwise the contents very clean with no later markings or dedications, as well as being now most difficult to find.