Lot 131 of 429:
Universal Dictionary of the Marine, 1776  

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An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship.
Falconer, William
T. Cadell

Unpaginated. 12 folding engraved plates. 26x20 cm. (10¼x8 in.), period full calf, with recent rebacking, spine titled and tooled in gilt. New Edition.

An updated edition of a work of “extraordinary care and scientific thoroughness” which became the standard nautical dictionary until the end of sail.

Lot Amendments
Rebacked, some rubbing and wear to covers and extremities; offsetting to endpapers, book plate on front pastedown, some internal toning and foxing, some small tears to maps; overall very good.
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