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Dictionnaire de Marine.
Paris: Bachelier, Libraire pour la marine, 1820 First edition. 8vo (20 x 12,5 cm). vi, (2), 410, 12 pp. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine with 5 gilt fleurons and a black morocco gilt letterpiece. Illustrated with 8 folding engraved plates - 2 of which handcoloured - depicting a.o. French frigates and their attributes & flags. Including the errata page. End of preface signed in ink : Le V(ice). A(miral). The rare first edition of an early 19th-century dictionary on French Naval history by the admiral of the First French Empire Jean-Baptiste-Philibert Willaumez [1763-1845]. WorldCat mentions only 5 copies of this first edition; no copies in France. Upper and lower part spine with a few damages. Some wear to both joints. Corners rubbed and bumped. Several pages with some minor foxing. Fresh and strong engravings in very good condition. A well-bound and well-kept copy. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .
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