being a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases usually employed in the construction, equipment, machinery, movements, and military, as well as naval, operations of ships;
with such parts of astronomy, and navigation, as will be found useful to practical navigators. illustrated with a variety of modern designs of shipping, etc.
together with separate views of the masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
to which is annexed, A Vocabulary of French Sea-Phrases and Terms of Art, collected from the best authorities.
originally compiled by William Falconer.... now modernized and much enlarged, by William Burney, Master of the Naval Academy, Gosport.
London, printed for Cadell and Davies, 1815.
4to. ppxv 708, 87 + 35 single and double-page engraved plates.
a little marking, but generally a very clean condition hardback, without the foxing that often affects the plates.
in a smart modern binding of cloth spine over marbled paper boards, with red leather spine title-label.
recognised as the most complete edition of Falconer's famous marine dictionary