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THE

AMERICAN PRACTICAL LUNARIAN,

AND

SEAMAN'S GUIDE;

CONTAINING

1. An explanation of the principles by which the 13. Astronomy.

longitude is deduced from lunar observations. 13. Sailing directions for the Madeiras, Cana2. On Lunar Observations.

ries, Cape Verd Islands, crossing the Equator in 3. On finding the longitude by Chronométer, and the Atlantic Ocean, the coast of Brazil, River ascertaining its rate.

Plate, Islands, Hocks, Shoals, Harbours, Roads, 4. On the Sextant.

Anchorage, Latitudes, Longitudes, Winds, 5. On the Thermometer-its use in navigation, Currents in that one drawn from late sur

particularly in the Galf of Florida Stream. veys.
6. On Natural Philosophy useful to seamen. 14. Directions for sailing round Cape Horn,
7. On the Marine and House Barometer, its use Valparaiso, and Lima.
in predieting the weather.

15. Practical Senmanship. 8. On the Hygrometer.

16. Practical Sea Gunnery. 9. On the causes of the errors of the Mariner's 17. Stratagems for escaping from the enemy at

Compass. 10. On Magnetism.

18. Several sketches of trade not generally 11. On Electricity and the Lightning Chain and known ; with a great variety of other useful Rod.

information.

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ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES.

TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED,

A COMPENDIUM OF MARINE LAW,

AND

Mercantile Regulations and Customs;

BEING

À CORRECT AND USEFOL GUIDE TO ALL MEN IN BUSINE39, ESPECIALLY THOSE

EMPLOYED IN THE COMMERCIAL LINE.

MARINE INSURANCE LAWS:
THE DUTY, AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF MASTERS OF VESSELS,
AND THE LIABILITY OF OWNERS OF VESSELS FOR THE
CONTRACTS OR MISCONDUCT OF THOSE THEY

EMPLOY AS MASTERS.

COMMERCIAL FORMS.

BY THOMAS ARNOLD.

PHILADELPHIA:
PL’BLISHED AND FOK SALE BY ROBERT DESILVER, No 110,

WALNUT STREET ;
ALSO FOR SALE AT NO. 295, BOUTI FRONT STRIET,

August-1822.

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Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit :

*** BEIT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-third day of February SEAL. in the forty-fifth year of the Independence of the U'nited States,

of America, A. D. 1821, THOMAS ARNOLD, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he olaims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: The American Practical Lunarian and Seaman's Guide, by Thomas Ar.

nold-containing important information on a great variety of subjects interesting both to the merchant and mariner. Being the result of forty years experience of a seafaring life, during twenty-eight of

which the author has been actively employed as a master of vessels." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned.”--And also to the Act, entitled, Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, “an Act for the

encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints.”

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Page 54, line 5, for noon and midnight on the 6th, read midnight 6th, and noon on the 7th.

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