30 April 2008
FALCONER, William (1732-69). An Universal Dictionary of the Marine. London: T. Cadell, 1769.
4° (267 x 200mm). 12 folding plates. (Plates with occasional light browning, off-setting, and short tears at guard.) 18th-century calf-backed marbled paper boards, 19th-century spine label, FFF crest at foot of spine, red edges (rubbed, a little wear at extremities). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding).
FIRST EDITION of "a work of extraordinary care and scientific thoroughness [which] became the standard nautical dictionary until the end of sail" (ODNB). Adams and Waters, English Maritime Books, 1039.
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