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 Abridgment of the Respective Duties.
Blanckley, Thomas Riley.
E. Owen, ( 1750), London
4to. (8), 191 pp. 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, and engraved plates in text. The book predates Falconers 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 Blanckleys only book. Rebacked in calf over old marbled boards, with spine label. A very nice copy of a very cool book.