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A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities, and proportions of Building, Rigging, furnishing & Fitting a Ship for Sea... Together with the Titles of all the Inferior Officers... With an Abridgement of the Respective Duties
Lon., 1750.. b/w engravings throughout. An interesting and beautifully produced book, with a single vertical engraved impression in every margin, each with as many as a half dozen small engravings, plus the engraved entry words. The book predates Falconer’s Universal Dictionary by nearly 20 years, and was certainly a source for Falconer. Not in NMM Catalog. Roeding I, 118 calls it the best English nautical dictionary before Falconer. Scott p. 261. Craig pp. 12-13. Rare, being the first and only edition of Blankley’s only book. Rebacked in calf over old marbled boards, with spine label. A very nice copy.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
Last Found On: 2013-11-29           Check availability:      IOBABooks    

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