containing explanations of terms and phrases used in the building and outfit of sailing vessels and steam ships; in seamanship, navigation, and nautical astronomy; and in naval gunnery.
Also, a description of the marine steam-engine and notice of the screw-propeller, with short practical treatises on the various branches of marine insurance and average. and general information in regard to maritime affairs
1st edition. ppviii 408. engraved folding frontispiece, one other folding plate and two single-page plates.
good clean condition hardback in the original green ribbed cloth, neatly rebacked, with the original spine lettering. new end-papers.
a scarce Scottish published nautical dictionary
The author was an adjuster of averages in Dundee, and he was assisted in the preparation of the book by James Brisbane, Superintendent of the graving dock and patent slip in Dundee.