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65 2082 Maritime history Charnock J
65 2082  Maritime history   Charnock  J
65/2082 [Maritime history]. Charnock, J. 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. London, for R. Faulder etc., 1800-1802, 3 vols., C,368; 496; 436p., engr. frontisp., 99 (large fold.) engr. and aquatint plates, early 20th cent. unif. hcalf, spines richly gilt w. 2 mor. letterpieces, large 4to.

- A very fine copy with a few unobtrusive defects: occas. sl. foxed; a few plates captions shaved. Corners and raised bands sl. rubbed/ chafed.

= The first edition of this classic work on the history of shipbuilding, this copy with an albumen print of "HMS Asia" tipped in at the end of vol. 3 (with an accomp. manuscript note on the ship by its midshipman Thomas William Oliver, dated November 1892, mounted opposite the photograph). Cat. NHSM II, p.752. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.

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