Catalog Record: A briefe abstract, exposition, and demonstration of all termes, parts, and things belonging to a shippe and the practick of navigation | Hathi Trust Digital Library


A briefe abstract, exposition, and demonstration of all termes, parts, and things belonging to a shippe and the practick of navigation / composed by Sir Henry Manwayring knight, written by Raph Crane, 1626.

Main Author: Manwayring, Henry, Sir, 1587-1653.
Related Names: Downshire, Arthur Wills Percy Wellington Blundell Trumbull Sandys Hill 7th marquis of 1894-, former owner., Crane, Ralph , scribe.
Language(s): English
Published: [England, 1626]
Subjects: Seamanship > Terminology > Early works to 1800.
Navigation > History > Sources > Manuscripts.
Naval art and science > History > Sources > Manuscripts.
Naval art and science > Dictionaries > Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, English > Illinois > Urbana > Specimens.
Manuscript waste (Provenance)
Note: Former shelf-mark: MS Q. 387.2 M28b (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0211.
Provenance: 1. Derived from the Trumbull papers that passed to the 7th Marquess of Downshire, as per his sale (Sotheby's, 30 July 1963) -- 2. Purchased from Zeitlin, April 1964.
Origin: Presumably copied in England in 1626 by Ralph Crane.
Watermarks are readily visible on the front fly-leaf (two pillars) and on the first leaf (coat of arms with a crown); neither conforms precisely to the examples found in Heawood.
Last leaf ruled but blank.
Binding: Bound in gold-tooled calf, perhaps 18th-century, with ornamental devices on both covers and remnants of blue silk ties. Includes binding waste from a medieval manuscript fragment (15th-century), used as spine lining. Content suggests that it was a charter or deed. The segment exposed just after the front fly-leaf appears to read: "[...] [et] exitus [et] p[ro]ficua inde p[ro]ven[ientes] p[er]cepit seu h[ab]uit p[er]ceperunt seu h[ab]uerunt [et] compu[tum] inde nondum reddiderunt. Et p[er] sacr[amentu]m eor[um]dem probor[um] [...]" The segment exposed just before the back fly-leaf reads: "Henricus Dei gr[ati]a rex Angl[ie] [et] Ffranc[ie] [et] d[omi]n[u]s Hib[er]n[ie] ... p[er] l[itte]ras suas patent[es] dat[us] [...]"
Script: Written in a clear secretary hand.
Layout: Frame-ruled in red.
Alternative title from the 1644 imprint.
Ms. codex.
Physical Description: [16], 190, [2] p. : paper ; 293 x 191 (243 x 164) mm. bound to 299 x 197 mm.
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