FALCONER, William & BURNEY, William
A NEW UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF THE MARINE; being, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases usually employed in the construction, equipment, machinery, movements, and military, as well as naval, operations of ships:... to which is annexed ... (2 volume set)
- T. Cadell, W. Davies and J. Murray. London. 1815. Modernized and much enlarged from the original edition, by William Burney. Volume I (text): XV, 708 PP, 88 PP (Vocabulary of French sea-phrases) with tables, over 30 figures, and 12 tables for flags/telegraph signals. 2 short manuscript notes in the margin of pages 495 and 634, and 1 lengthy manuscript note (possibly by Burney) on Copper Fastened Ships on the free fly of front endpaper. Half bound, marbled boards (rubbed). Bookplates of Geoffrey Ingleton with the original bookplate of the William Burney A. M., Mathematician on front endpaper. Leather at top of spine frayed and corners showing some rubbing and wear. Spine has a horizontal tear and is partly detached, front hinge is detached. Volume II (plates): 35 plates (7 on double page, and 1 with colour for signals). Half bound, marbled boards slightly rubbed. Lacks the free fly of front endpaper. Ageing of paper and foxing. Still a very good complete set of a rare item. Ingleton Catalogue No.12518. 27.6 x 22.
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