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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. Illustrated with Variety of Original Designs of Shiping, [sic]. To Which is Annexed, a Translation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, Collected from the Works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. The Second Edition, Corrected.
London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1771 - London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1771. [420]pp, 12 folding engraved plates.Only 21 of this edition are listed in public libraries worldwide. 4to. A clean copy internally. Handsome full contemporary polished calf, ornate chequered gilt decoration to the spine, raised bands, red morocco label. Joints are spilt (front) or holding well (rear) - see condition below. Armorial bookplate of Harry Eaton Hart. The British Library (English Short Title Catalogue) lists 21 copies in the world, 10 copies in the UK, 1 in Europe and 10 in the US [ESTC - T71581]. First published in 1769.   Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – gilt titles on red label, worn to the top and base, raised bands. Joints – poor condition – cracked with loss but holding – fragile. Corners – good condition – bumped and rubbed through to the board. Boards – good condition – polished calf boards. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – poor condition – front board cracked through and holding by the chords, rear board leather holding well. Paste downs – good condition – bookplate. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition – clean. Pages – good condition – slight foxing to some pages, tears to the joins of the folding plates [12 plates as called for]. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1771 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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