9 February 2000
FALCONER, William (1732-1769). An Universal Dictionary of the marine: or, a copius explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1769. 4o (265 x 205 mm). 12 engraved folding plates (a few small tears, paper discolored). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt (spine faded and rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Provenance: Shelburne, bookplate; unidentified bookplate. Adams & Waters, English Maritime Books, 1039.
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