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Catechism of navigation

CLEEFF, Jacob van.
Catechismus der zeevaartkunde, of vragen en oefeningen over het beschouwende en werkdadige der stuurmanskunst; ...
Groningen, J. Oomkens, 1840. 8vo. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with at the back an advertisement for 6 other works by Van Cleeff. 115, [1 blank] pp.
€ 1,250
Rare first edition of a schoolbook on navigation in the form of questions and exercises, by Jacob van Cleeff (1788-1862), lecturer in mathematics, engineering and navigation at the maritime academy at Groningen known as the Academie Minerva. The work was meant to be used together with Jan Carel Pilaar's Handleiding tot de beschouwende en werkdadige stuurmanskunst first published in 1831. A second edition of the present work appeared in 1846 and a third in 1859.
With a library stamp of "Kon. College Zeemanshoop" on title-page and an owner's stamp of Dr. P.J. Kaiser on the title-page and wrappers. Title-page and paste-downs foxed. Spine of the wrappers gone and a few small chips along the edges. Good copy, most of the quires with the bolts unopened. Crone Library 844, cf. 916 (third ed.); NCC (1 copy); WorldCat (5 copies, incl. that in the NCC); cf. Bierens de Haan 874 (second ed.); Cat. NHSM, p. 694 (third ed.).
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