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MANWAYRING, Sir Henry, Knight. (Mainwaring)
THE SEA-MAN'S DICTIONARY: OR, AN EXPOSITON AND DEMONSTRATION OF ALL THE PARTS AND THINGS BELONGING TO A SHIPPE: TOGETHER WITH AN EXPLANATION OF ALL THE TERMES AND PHRASES USED IN THE PRACTICE OF NAVIGATION.
London printed by G. M. for John Bellamy and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the three golden Lions in Cornehill neare the Royall Exchange, 1644. Composed by that able and experienced sea-man Sr Henry Manwayring, Knight: and by him presented to the late Duke of Buckingham, the then Lord High Admirall of England. I have perused this book, and find it so universally necessary for all sorts of men, that I conceive it very fit to be at this time imprinted for the good of the Republicke. Septemb. 20. FIRST EDITION 1644. John Booker. Probably issued as a pamphlet as there are stab holes in the inner margins. Slim small 4to, approximately 190 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, head- and tailpiece, pages|: [8], 1-118, [10] index, rebound in modern full calf, gilt title and date to spine, small gilt ship to upper cover, marbled endpapers, edges of margins ragged due to being untrimmed and pages vary slightly in size. Occasional small rust and ink spot, pale age browning throughout, title page dusty with tips of outer corners neatly repaired, not affecting text, 3 other lower corners neatly repaired none affecting text, otherwise a very good copy. "Manwayring, who later played such an important role in the navy of James1, began his sea-career as a pirate. However, his reputation and ability ultimately secured him a pardon and a knighthood from the king" Sotheby's catalogue off the Pirie sale, No. 534 lists a manuscript of this work for King Charles 1. See: National Maritime Museum, Piracy and Privateering, page 112, No. 357; English Maritime Books Printed Before 1801, page 176, No. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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