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A New Universal Dictionary of the Marine

A New Universal Dictionary of the Marine
Illustrated with a Variety of Modern Designs of Shipping, etc.


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108040037

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  • First published in 1813, this comprehensive dictionary of maritime terminology in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was designed as a reference work for shipbuilders and navigators. Compiled by the naval historian William Burney, it is a revised and expanded version of the classic Universal Marine Dictionary originally published in 1769 by the poet and lexicographer William Falconer (1732–89). It provides over 800 pages of technical data on shipbuilding, navigation, the operation of ships, weaponry and provisions, as well as historical, legal and medical information, and even French vocabulary lists. It contains extensive tables and illustrations, and longer articles including, for instance, lists of clothing, books and equipment required by a young midshipman. Both Burney and Falconer were leaders in their field, and the book remains a key historical source on seafaring during the age of Nelson and the French wars, for scholars and enthusiasts alike.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108040037
    • length: 862 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 43 mm
    • weight: 2.02kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical memoir of William Falconer
    An universal dictionary of the marine
    Appendix. A vocabulary of French sea-phrases, and terms of art.

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