A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities, and Proportions of Building, Rigging, Furnishing, and Fitting a Ship for Sea. Also All Species that are Received into the Magazines, and on what Services they are Used and Issued. Together with the Titles of All the Inferior Officers Belonging to a Ship, with an Abridgment of Their Respective Duties.

By: Blanckley (T.R.)

Price: £75.00

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viii + 191pp, engraved title frontis, 334 numerous small engravings in text,ûlarge format (27cm x 22cm), head and tail bands, coloured endpapers, greenûcloth, dw, a very good copy. NMM Label: The first illustrated English dictionary on its subject.ûCraig, page 13: Regarded by Roding as the best English book of its kindûbefore Falconer, 1769.ûRoberts: "Although this book does not contain a complete collection ofûterms of art, yet the explanation which accompanies each term is clear andûcorrect. It is furthermore very splendidly printed. The engravings areûpositioned next to the meanings of the terms, which are arranged inûalphabetical order. This was the best dictionary in England untilûFalconer's book became know"ûThis appreciation was written by Johann Hinrich Roding in 1793, in theûbibliography prefacing his Allegemeines Worterbuch der Marine, and isûsignificant. For Thomas Riley Blackley's Naval Expositor is in fact theûfirst illustrated maritime dictionary in the English language.

Title: A Naval Expositor, Shewing and Explaining the Words and Terms of Art Belonging to the Parts, Qualities, and Proportions of Building, Rigging, Furnishing, and Fitting a Ship for Sea. Also All Species that are Received into the Magazines, and on what Services they are Used and Issued. Together with the Titles of All the Inferior Officers Belonging to a Ship, with an Abridgment of Their Respective Duties.

Author Name: Blanckley (T.R.)

Categories: Bibliography/Dictionary,

Publisher: 1750 rp 1988, Ltd ed of 725 copies, Rotherfield,

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 1328