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The American Coast Pilot

Third Edition



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The scarce third edition of The American Coast Pilot by Captain Lawrence Furlong.

Octavo, xvi, [1], 18-251pp, [5pp ads]. Original full tree calf, title in gilt on morocco label affixed to spine. Stated “Third Edition” on title page. Published without maps or plates, the same as the first edition from 1796. Slight separation of boards at head and tail of spine, text block remains solid. Rear hinge reinforced, foxing to endpapers, a near fine example. Previous sale price written in ink on front free endpaper. Two states noted: One has booksellers’ advertisements for West & Greenleaf and for E. & S. Larkin on page 255-256, and is dated “Boston, November 26, 1800” at foot of page 256. The other has advertisements for Thomas C. Cushing and for Thomas Biggs, and is dated “Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1800.” This copy is the latter.

(Campbell 3) (Howes F421) (Evans 33772) (Sabin 26219) (ESTC Citation No. W37197)

Full title: The American Coast Pilot; Containing The Courses And Distances From Cape-Cod And Cape-Ann To Georges’-Bank, Through The South And East Channels, And The Setting Of The Currents, With The Latitudes And Longitudes Of The Principal Harbours On The Coast, Together With A Tide Table. Connected And Improved By The Most Experienced Pilots In The United States – Also, Information To Masters Of Vessels, Wherein The Manner Of Transacting Business At The Custom Houses Is Fully Elucidated.

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Edmund M. Blunt


Third Edition

Date Published



Full calf


Near Fine


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