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Patterson’s Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, unabridged

by Howard Patterson (1891)
 
As the title suggests, lots of pictures and I found some especially interesting. For example, page 58, a boat chock for holding ships’ boats on deck that is notched to allow a clinkerbuilt boat to sit securely; page 55, the knots for a bosuns chair. It is worth a look.

Patterson's Illustrated Nautical Dictionary, unabridged 1891.pdf

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great book-- just looked and there are reprints on Ebay for £19, wouldn't,t mind one for Christmas..🎅🎅

 

oooooooooooooopps talking about Christmas already!!!!!!

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Quite a few of the illustrations are identical to that of PAASCH's multi-lingual dictionary 'From Keel to Truck', first published in 1885 ...

 

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12 minutes ago, wefalck said:

Quite a few of the illustrations are identical to that of PAASCH's multi-lingual dictionary 'From Keel to Truck', first published in 1885 ...

Have you noticed the text on page 10? I believe there is a pattern.

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...and the preface on page 12, where the author thanks Captain Paasch for supplying the engravings.

 

(Great find Bruce)

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Definitely a "keeper!" Thanks for sharing. I've not seen this one before.

 

My first stop in the dictionary department has always been the Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, from the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary. I have a hardcover first edition, but it's now out in a later second edition, hardcover and paperback, and, also accessible on line by subscription:

 

 https://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Companion-Ships-Reference-Collection/dp/0198800509

 

https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199205684.001.0001/acref-9780199205684

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