CHARNOCK, JOHN. - An history of marine architecture. Including an enlarged and progressive view of the nautical regulations and naval history, both civil and military, of all nations, especially of Great Britain; derived chiefly from original manuscripts, as well in private colections as in the great public repositories; and deduced from the earliest period to the present time.
London, R. Faulder (and many others), 1800-1802.3 volumes. 4to. Contemporary red morocco, spines gilt, inner dentelles. With engraved title with circular engraving and 99 engraved plates (20 folding). C,368; 496; 436 pp.¶ First edition; with armorial bookplates of James Martin.- 'The most authoritative book on eightteenth-century ship building published in England' (Abbey). Blank margins of two title-pages restored otherwise a very handsome copy of a valuable and esteemed work (Lowndes 422).Abbey, Life, 331; Cat. NHSM II, p.752.EUR 3445.00 [Appr.: US$ 4422.34 | £UK 2915.75 | JP¥ 456695] Book number 32899
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