Lot 32 of 196:
John Charnock History of Marine Architecture  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
An History of Marine Architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive view of the nautical regulations and naval history, both civil and military, of all nations, especially of Great Britain
Author:
Charnock, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
R. Faulder, et al
Date:
1800-1802
Description:

3 volumes. c, 368; 496; 436 pp. Additional engraved title page in Volume 1. 98 (of 99) engraved or aquatint plates, some folding. (4to) 30x24 cm (11¾x9½") period full calf boards with modern tan calf rebacking, spines gilt, morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. First Edition.

The first serious study of British naval architecture and "The most authoritative book on eighteenth-century ship-building published in England" (Abbey). Shipbuilding in Africa, Asia and the Pacific are addressed in the third volume. Abbey, Life 331.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spines sunned, boards rubbed, hinges cracking; lacking one plate (Volume 3, Plate 23), a few short splits to creases of folding plates, one leaf in volume 1 lacking lower corner (no text loss), some light foxing and offsetting; very good.
 
Item number:
259757
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