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1 JOHN MORRIS 1840 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR NAVIGATION, MEASURING DISTANCES, SETTING COURSES AND WORKING OUT LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE ALONG WITH A CHARMING, ENGAGING 15 PAGE MINI-NOVEL
London England 1840 Good Manuscript 
On offer is a super, original 1840s manuscript copybook titled Practical Geometry handwritten by John Morris of London England. The book is comprised of geometry and trigonometry related to navigation and seamanship and contains many case studies for problems in Geometry and Trigonometry, with calculations, tables and illustrated examples, filling every page. Case studies for setting courses, determining longitude and latitude, calculating distances etc., etc. in various methods make for a superb early practical education in British nautical lore. The 140 page book includes a fair copy of an autograph letter written by Morris to his lawyer (later docketed Feb. 25, 1841) and a fair copy of a business recommendation letter requesting that the Duke of Northumberland appoint Morris lighthouse keeper or a lighthouse being erected dated March 13, 1841 concerning procuring a position in the Trinity House. Much, much more than a simple mathematics copybook this is an interesting compilation of nautical studies and later recordings relevant to the life of John Morris. At the rear of the book, 15 pages of an original novel are written in a neat uniform hand. The novel is likely the original work of John Morris and adds an engaging breadth to the personality of the author. The prose is skillful, with intricate details, and accounts for good character development; the writing style referencing the work of romantics. The text is continuous and at the last leaf, ends "Therefore upon your finger pure golden pledge the Bridal Ring." The 12 x 8 inch book is written in brown ink in a neat slanting cursive there are original marbled paper covered boards, with cloth back strip, browning, lightly soiled, two leaves excised at rear; corners bumped but overall G. 
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