5 April 2016
FALCONER, William (1732-69). An Universal Dictionary of the Marine. London: T. Cadell, 1769.
4° (257 x 204 mm). 12 engraved folding plates. (A few leaves with pale mostly marginal dampstains, plates 10 and 12 with irregular tears crossing image repaired on verso, a few other plates with short tears at folds or gutter occasionally touching image, some light offsetting.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, some light wear).
FIRST EDITION of "a work of extraordinary care and scientific thoroughness [which] became the standard nautical dictionary until the end of sail" (DNB). Adams and Waters, English Maritime Books, 1039; Cox II, pp. 380-381; ESTC T71582.
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