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SUTHERLAND, William
The ship-builder's assistant; or, marine architecture. Containing I. The method of extracting the square and cube roots, geometry and mensuration: ... II. Observations on the nature and value of timber; ... III. The method of drawing the plans of ships, and moulding their timbers; ... IV. Directions for making the masts and yards of a just proportion ... V. The boatswains art: ... The whole illustrated with a great variety of figures and draughts, engraven on copper-plates. By William Sutherland, shipwright and mariner.
London: printed for W. and J. Mount, T. Page & Son, 1755.
viii, 150 p., VIII fold. pl. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

The verso of the title-page contains the publishers' list of 'Books of Navigation, Sea Charts, &c.' ESTC t59863.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front paste-down endpaper John Smith Belonging to his /Majestyes Riggin house/ Woolwich Kent; on front free-endpaper John Smith/ his Book 1770; on second front free-endpaper John Smith his Book/ Jany 13 1770; on rear endpaper William Augustus Smith/ son of John & Martha Smith/ Was Born Feby. 26-1770 / at ½ D -12 A.M/ and Babtised March ye 18 = = 1770./ at/ Woolwich/ in/ Kent.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt double-rule borders and spine.

Reference Number 3399


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