SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM. The Ship-builders Assistant: or some Essays Towards Compleating the Art of Marine Architecture: I. A General Introductions... II. Observations for Regulating the Price of Trimber... III. Rules for Building the Hull of any Sort of Ship... IV. A New Method for finding the Tunnage of any Ship. V. Rules for Proportioning the Rigging... London, 1711. 4to, contemporary speckled panelled calf, slightly rubbed at edges; hinges starting, browned with some foxing. FIRST EDITION. 13 engraved folding plates (partially hand-colored), some text illustrations.