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18th Century Maritime and Naval Dictionaries
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Books 
For some studies like Manoevering, Sailing Theory (Rigging), (Astro) Navigation, Ship Building its worth to look into "old books". Following list can give you some orientation what you might look for in the EZS library or in Maritime book stores (2nd hand, antiquarian book shops).

Some of the following publishings you will lalso find as eBook (PDF format) on the media file server for personal (non commercial) use. 


1702 Aubin, Nicolas: Dictionaire de Marine, contenant les termes de la navigation et de l'architecture navale, avec les règles & proportions qui doivent y être observées. Ouvrage enrichi de figures, représentant divers vaisseaux, les principales pièces servant à leur construction, les differens pavillons des nations, les instruments de mathématíque, outils de charpenterie & menuiserie concernant la fabrique; avec les diverses fonctions des officers.
P. Brunel, Amsterdam, 1702 (1st). 4to, (14), 776 pp, ill., 30 plates.
Other editions: 1722, 1736, 1742 (3rd), and 1747.
Reference: Polak 225. 

1705 Smith, John: The Seaman's Grammar and Dictionary.
R. Mount, 1705. 163 pp.
Identical to the 1692 edition. First edition 1626. 

1713 anonymous: Termes desquels on use sur mer dans le parler. Avec les piàces et parties d'un vaisseau et de ses manoeeuvres. Le tout par ordre alphabétique, tiré des plus habiles auteurs, pilotes et matelots.
J. Hubault, Le Havre, 1713. 12mo, 64 pp, 1 table, 1 plate. 

1722 anon.: Vocabulario maritímo y explicacion de los vocablos, que usa la gente de mar, en su exercio del arte de marear, nuevamente corregido, y anadido en esta segunda impression, por mandado de los cavalleros Mayordomo, y Disputados de la Universidad de Mareantes de esta cuidad de Sevilla. Dedicado al Señor San Pedro Gonzalez Temo, patron de navegantes, y Titular del Real Colegio Semirario de dicha cuidad.
Imprenta Castellana y Latina de los Herederos de Thomas López de Haro, Sevilla, 1722. 12mo, 88 pp. 

1722 Aubin, Nicolas: Dictionnaire de Marine.
Amsterdam, 1722. 790 pp, 29 plates.
A reprint of the 1702 edition with a new title page. The first edition was published in 1702.
Reference: Polak ????. 

1728 Cedillo y Rujaque, Pedro Manuel: Vocabulario marítimo y expliccion de los vocablos que usa la gente de mar en su ejerico de arte de marear.
Sevilla, 1728. 4to.
Other editions: 1762 & 1772 (2nd). 

1736 Aubin, Nicolas: Dictionnaire de Marine, contenant les termes de la navigation et de l'architecture navale, avec les règles & proportions qui doivent y être observées. Ouvrage enrichi de figures ... Seconde édition, revûë, corrigée & augmentée.
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier, Amsterdam, 1736 (2nd). 4to, fp, xii, 879 pp, ill., 24 plates.
The first edition was published in 1702.
Reference: Polak 225. 

1742 Aubin, Nicolas: Dictionnaire de marine, contenant les termes de la navigation et de l'architecture navale. Avec les regles & proportions qui doivent y etre observees. Ouvrage enrich de figures representant divers vaisseaux, les principales pieces servant a leur construction, les differens pavillons des nations, les instruments de mathematique, outils de charpenterie & menuiserie concernant la fabrique; avec les diverses fonctions des officers.
Adrien Moetjens, Haag, 1742 (3rd). 8vo, fp, (14), 879, (1) pp, ill., 24 plates.
The first edition was published in 1702.
Reference: Polak 225. 

1747 Aubin, Nicolas: Dictionnaire de Marine, contenant les termes de la navigation et de l'architecture navale.
Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam & Rollon, Paris, 1747.
The first edition was published in 1702. 

1750 Blankley, Thomas Riley: A Naval Expositor, shewing and explaining and explaining the words and terms of art belonging to the parts, qualities, and proportions of building, rigging, furnishing, & fitting a ship for sea. Also all species that are received into the magazines and on what services they are used and issued. Together with the titles of all the inferior officers belonging to a ship with an abridgment of their respective duties.
E. Owen, London, 1750. 4to, 191, (6) pp, ill. Engraved title page.

A manuscript to this work is dated January 1732/3. Another edition was published in 1755.
Facsimile: Jean Boudriot Publications, Rotherfield, 1988. 

1755 Blankley, Thomas Riley: A Naval Expositor, shewing and explaining and explaining the words and terms of art belonging to the parts, qualities, and proportions of building, rigging, furnishing, & fitting a ship for sea. Also all species that are received into the magazines and on what services they are used and issued. Together with the titles of all the inferior officers belonging to a ship with an abridgment of their respective duties.
F.W. Meadows & R. Willcock, London, 1750.
First edition published in 1750. 

1758 Savérien, Alexandre: Dictionnaire historique, théorique et pratique de marine ancienne & moderne, & oy l'on donne l'explication de toutes les termes de cet art, avec les methodes es plus habiles marins, soit pour la construction des vaisseaux, soit pour leurs differentes manoeuvres & evolutions navales.
Ch.-A. Jombert, Paris, 1758. 2 vols, 12mo, 434 pp & 358, xxiv pp, 4 plates.
Other editions 1781 and 1769 (Italian tranlsation). 

1762 Cedillo y Rujaque, Pedro Manuel: Vocabulario marítimo y expliccion de los vocablos que usa la gente de mar en su ejerico de arte de marear.
Sevilla, 1762. 8vo.
First edition 1728. 

1765 (Dalman, Johan F.): Utkast Til et Sjö-Lexicon. Hwarutinnan de Ord som egentligen brukas wid Ammiralitetet och til Sjöss korteligen blifwa förklarade.
J. Lindh, Örebro, 1765. 4to, (4), 60 pp. 

1768 Falconer, William: Proposal for printing by subscription, an universal dictionary of the marine; or, a copius explanation of all the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, and military operations of a ship … To which will be prefixed, a dissertation on the invention, and improvement of the navigation and sea-fights of the ancients. Also a translation of the French sea-terms and phrases in M. Aubin's Dictionaire de marine … by WIlliam Falconer.
[London?], [1768]. 4to, 1 leave. 

1769 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a Copious explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. Illustrated with Variety of Original Designs of Shipping, in different Situations; Together with separate Views of their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging. To which is annexed, a Translation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, collected from the works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c.
T. Cadell, London, 1769 (1st). 4to, (440), 12 plates.

First published in General dictionary of arts and sciences, London, 1765-1766. Other editions 1771 (2nd), 1776 (2nd), 1779 (4th), 1780 (4th rev.), 1784 (5th), 1787 (6th), 1789 (7th), 1802 (8th rev.). See als J.W. Noire 1804, and William Burney 1815.

Reference: AW 1039; Maggs Cat. 654:2355; Scott 342. 

1769 Saverien, Alexandre: Dizionario Istorico, Teorico, e Pratico di Marina.
Venice, 1769. xx, 470 pp, 10 plates.
The first French edition was published in 1758. 

1771 De Duranti de Lironcourt: Instruction élémentaire et raisonnée sur la construction pratique des vaisseaux, en forme de dictionnaire.
J.B.G. Musier fils, Paris, 1771. xxxii, 211 pp, 2 fold. tables. 

1771 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a Copious explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. Illustrated with Variety of Original Designs of Shipping, in different Situations; Together with separate Views of their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging..
T. Caldwell, London, 1771 (2nd). 4to, 12 fold. plates.
First edition published in 1769.
Reference: AW 1040; Maggs Cat.: 508:330. 

1772 Cedillo y Rujaque, Pedro Manuel: Vocabulario marítimo y expliccion de los vocablos que usa la gente de mar en su ejerico de arte de marear.
Sevilla, 1772. 8vo.
First edition 1728. 

1773 Bourdé de Villhuët, Jacques: Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.
J. LeJeune Fils, Paris & L'Orient, 1773. 2 vols, 8vo, (2), xii, 271 & 278, (2) pp. A second edition was published in 1799 with the title Manuel des Marines, ou Dictionnaire des Termes de Marine

1774 Groeben, Georg Dietrich von der: Erläterungen zum verstande der Schiffahrt und des Seekriges nach alphabetischer Ordnung. Durch den Herausgeber der Kriegsbibliothek gesammlet.
W.G. Korn, Breslau, 1774. 8vo. 

1776 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, A copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship. Illustrated with variety of originial designs of shipping, in different situations; together with separate views of their masts, sails, yards and rigging. To which is annexed, a translation of the French sea-terms and phrases, collected from the works of Mess. du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. … A New Edition, Corrected.
T. Cadell, London, 1776 (2nd). 4to, (420) pp, 12 fold. plates.
First edition published in 1769.
Reference: AW 1041; Scott 362. 

1777 Lescallier, Daniel: Vocabulaire des Termes de Marine anglois et francois, en deux parties; Orné de Planches, avec une Explication des Figures qui y font contenues, & des définitions de quelques Termes de Marine, principalement ceux de Gréement. Nouvelle edition.
Imp. Royale, Paris, 1777. 4to, xvii, 287 pp, 31 plates.
Other editions 1783, 1791, 1797/98 (An VI), and 1800 (An VII). 

1778 Willson, Robert: The Seaman's Manual: Containing all the technical words and phrases used at sea and belonging to a ship; including all those introduced in later years, and not to be met with in any work of the kind; alphabetically arranged, together with instructions to young men entering on a seafaring life; with the duty of a midshipman; by a Lieutenant in His Majestey's Navy.
The Literary Press, London, 1778. 108 pp. 

1779 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine.
T. Cadell, London, 1779 (4th). 4to.
First edition published in 1769. 

1780 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. Illustrated with Variety of Original designs of Shipping, in different Situations; Together with separate Views of their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging. To which is annexed, a Transalation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, collected from the Works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. By William Falconer, Author of The Shipwreck. A New Edition, Corrected.
T. Cadell, London, 1780 (4th rev. ed.). 4to, (10), 412 pp, ill, 15 pl.
Facsimile: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1970.
First edition published in 1769. 

1781 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine.
T. Cadell, London, 1781. 4to.
First edition published in 1769.
Reference: AW 1043. 

1781 Savérien, Alexandre: Dictionnaire historique, théorique et pratique de marine. Corrigée et considérablement augmentée.
L. Cellot & Ch.-Ant. Jombert, Paris, 1781. 2 vols, 12mo, xxxvi, 471 pp & 416 pp, 1 table, 4 plates.
First edition 1758. 

1783 Encyclopédie méthodique. Marine, dédiée et présentée a Monseigneur le Maréchal de Castries, Ministre et Secrétaire d'Etat au Département de la Marine, &c.
Paris, 1783. 3 vols, 4to, xvi, 712 pp & (4), 784 pp & 897 pp.
Facsimile: Editions Omega, Nice, 1987. 

1783 Lescallier, Daniel: Vocabulaire des termes de marine anglois et francois, en deux parties; Orné de Planches, avec une Explication des Figures qui y font contenues, & des définitions de quelques Termes de Marine, principalement ceux de Gréement. Nouvelle edition.
P. Elmsly, London, 1783 (new ed.). 2 vols, 8vo, xvi, 96 pp, 4 fold. plates & 279 pp, 27 fold. plates. 

1784 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. Illustrated with Variety of Original designs of Shipping, in different Situations; Together with separate Views of their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging. To which is annexed, a Transalation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, collected from the Works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. By William Falconer, Author of The Shipwreck. A New Edition, Corrected.
T. Cadell, London, 1784 (5th). 4to, (468) pp, 12 plates.
First edition published in 1769. 

1787 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine.
T. Cadell, London, 1787 (6th). 4to.
First edition published in 1769. 

1789 Dictionnaire encyclopédique de marine.
Paris, 1789. 4 vols, 4to. 

1789 Termes de marine et expressions particulières en usage sur les vaisseaux et dans les ports de France.
La Rochelle, 1789. 

1789 Falconer, William: An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship. Illustrated with Variety of Original designs of Shipping, in different Situations; Together with separate Views of their Masts, Sails, Yards, and Rigging. To which is annexed, a Transalation of the French Sea-Terms and Phrases, collected from the Works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. By William Falconer, Author of The Shipwreck. A New Edition, Corrected.
T. Cadell, London, 1789 (7th). 4to, xii, (418) pp, 12 fold. plates.
The 1784 edition with a new titlepage. First edition published in 1769.
Reference: AW 1045; Scott 518. 

1791 Lescallier, Daniel: Vocabulaire des Termes de Marine anglois et françois.
F. Didot, Paris, 1791. 4to, xviii, 104 pp, plates. 

1792 Romme, Charles: Dictionnaire de la marine françoise, avec figures.
Barrois, Paris, 1792. 8vo, xii, 628 pp, 7 fold. plates.
Other editions: 1804, 1813 (2nd revue et corrigée), & (1820?). 

1797 Lescallier, Daniel: Vocabulaire des Termes de Marine anglais et français, en deux parties, dont la seconde présente un dictionnaire de définitions, en français, orné de gravures auquel est joint un calepin des principaux termes de commerce maritime, de denrées et productions exotiques et autres accessoires à la marine, en anglais et en français, pour faciliter l'intelligence des voyages maritimes.
Firmin Didot [etc.], Paris, 1797/an VI. 3 vols, 4to, xxxii, 27, 965, (3) pp, 20 plates and atlas of 173 plates.
The plate atlas have a special titlepage: Planches du dictionnaire de marine, H. Agasse, Paris. 

1793-98 Röding, Johann Hinrich: Allgemeines Wörterbuch der Marine in allen Europaeischen Seesprache nebst vollstaendigen Erklaerungen.
Nemnich, Hamburg & J.J. Gebauer, Halle, 1793-1798. 4 vols, +8vo, xii, vii, (8), 468 pp & 474 pp & 84, 52, 52, 86, 174, 56, 68, 62, 92, 12 pp & 28 pp, 115 plates.
Facsimile: Graphic Publisher, Amsterdam, 1969. With translation of the terms into Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. 

1795 Handbuch der gemeinnützigen Kenntnisse von Schiffahrt zum gebrauch für Handlungsschulen und zur Erklärung neuerer Seereisen in alphabetischer Ordnung.
Kaffke, Stettin, 1795. Ill. 

1799 [Monke, George Paris]: A Vocabulary of sea phrases and terms of the art used in seamanship and naval architecture. In two parts. I. English and French. II. French and English … By a Captain of the British Navy.
J. Debrett, London, 1799. 2 vols, 12mo, 257 pp & 286 pp.
Based on Lescallier, 1777. 

1799 Bourdé de Villhuët, Jacques: Manuel des Marines, ou Dictionnaire des Termes de Marine. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigée d'un grand nombre de fautes.
Barrios, Paris, 1799/An VII (2nd). 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 280 pp & 286 pp.
First edition 1873 with the title: Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine

1799 Neuman, Henry: A Marine Pocket-Dictionary of the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German Languages, with an English-French and French-English Index; being a collection of a great variety of the most useful sea-terms in the above idioms.
Vernor, Hood & Sharpe; J. Murray; T. Boosey; J. Aspener, London, 1799. 8vo, viii, (343) pp.
Other editions: 1800 (2nd), & 1808.

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