THE AMERICAN COAST PILOT; CONTAINING THE COURSES AND DISTANCES BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL HARBOURS, CAPES, AND HEADLANDS, ON THE COAST OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR SAILING INTO THE SAME...TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, THE SHIPMASTER'S ASSISTANT; CONTAINING DISBURSEMENTS AND OTHER SHIP ACCOUNTS, &c.

New York: Edmund Blunt, 1822. xvi,497,114pp. plus eighteen plates (eleven folding), and 9pp. of advertisements. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Corners bumped and lightly worn. Light wear to boards. Contemporary advertisement pasted to front pastedown. Manuscript note regarding a lighthouse tipped in at p.128. Moderate foxing, though plates are generally bright and fresh. Very good, in unsophisticated condition. Item #WRCAM46822

The self-styled tenth edition, being the second issue with the highly important annexed "Shipmaster's Assistant." A new chart, "the Isles of Shoals," was added since the previous edition. Originally published in 1796 under the name of the author, Lawrence Furlong. Includes sailing directions to many of the east coast harbors and ports, with a number of them depicted in maps, listing courses and distances from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to George's Bank, and a tide table. "It is believed that very few copies of the second issue were printed because a decision was made to bring out the Shipmaster's Assistant as a separate publication" - Campbell (p.109). Edmund Blunt published the first independent edition of his son Joseph's THE MERCHANT'S AND SHIPMASTER'S ASSISTANT in the same year, 1822. This copy has a full-page advertisement for Henry Whipple's Salem bookshop on the front pastedown. This issue is scarce on the market. HOWES F421. SABIN 6025. RINK 3959. SHOEMAKER 8115.

Price: $2,000.00