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1 Sutherland (W.) Cloth The Ship-Builders Assistant: or, Some Essays Towards Compleating the Art of Marine Architecture, etc, etc.
1711 rp 1989, in a limited edition of 700 copies,  
(xii), 165pp, 13 folding engraved plates (three with colour tints), illus inûtext, attractive format (23cm x 16cm), dark grey cloth, dw, a good cleanûcopy. Bruzelius, page 152: First edition 1711. Second edition 1726, otherûeditions 1755, 1766, 1784, 1794 and 1840.ûPublisher: One of the earliest English books on naval architecture,ûpreceded only (if we ignore Deane's manuscript treatise) by EdmundûBushell's Complete Ship-wright (1664) and John Hardingham's TheûAccomplish'd Ship-Wright and Mariner (1706). Sutherland came from a familyûof shipwrights and was the author of another book on shipbuilding:ûBritain's Glory, or Ship-building Unvail'd, first published in 1717.ûWitt Collection: Sutherland was a shipwright and practical seaman. Hisûfather and grandfather had both been shipwrights in the Royal yards and heûhimself had been master carpenter aboard three of H.M. ships and forûfifteen years busied himself with "the inspection and direction of theûwork done by part of the shipwrights at Portsmouth and Deptford yards". 
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