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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..
London: T. Cadell, 1769. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Unpaginated quarto (400+ pp) with 12 folding plates. A lovely, fresh copy in original paper covered boards, spine skillfully re-covered, author's presentation inscription ("From the Author") on the front free endpaper, contemporary manuscript translations of some of the entries (10 handwritten pages) into French laid in. Housed in a custom half-leather slipcase and cloth chemise. " A work of extraordinary care and scientific thoroughness...the standard nautical dictionary until the end of sail" (DNB). Falconer, who was also well known for his autobiographical poem The Shipwreck (1762), was lost at sea shortly after the publication of this work.
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