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The Seafarers Handbook – a New Addition to the Holdings of Old and Rare Books Print E-mail
Monday, 25 January 2016 13:25
At the end of December 2015 and upon the recommendation of the expert committee, the NLM bought from a private collection a copy of the third enlarged and revised edition of the Seafarers Handbook  Corso ristretto di Navigazione teorico-Pratica di Gaspare Tonello published in Trieste in 1842.
By year of its publication this book falls into the category of old, and due to the fact that no national library in the region has it - in the category of rare books as well.
The redeemed copy is complete and in very good physical condition. It was purchased at a price of 200 Euros, which is considerably less than the price at auctions.