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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
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
[England, 1626]
Language
English
Variant Title
Brief abstract, exposition, and demonstration of all terms, parts, and things belonging to a ship and the practice of navigation
Sea-mans dictionary
Access Restriction
Open to researchers.
Summary
Nautical lexicon of Henry Manwayring (or Mainwaring), containing the first known instances of many terms, even earlier than John Smith's Sea-mans Grammar (first edition: 1626). Though first printed in 1644 under the title, "Sea-mans Dictionary," this version was copied in 1626 by Ralph Crane (fl. 1589-1632), poet and scrivener to the King's Players. Perhaps the preeminent literary scribe of his era, Crane is supposed to have transcribed several of Shakespeare's plays for the First Folio. This Illinois manuscript is mentioned specifically in Crane's Oxford DNB entry. Principal differences from the 1644 edition: 1. This version sets the alphabetical index before the lexicon, whereas the edition has it at the end of the work -- 2. The imprint has a section immediately following the preface, called, "The State of a Christian: Lively Set Forth by an Allegorie of a Shippe under Sayle," which is lacking in this version -- 3. The manuscript concludes with text that had been omitted from the entry for "beare-off," corresponding to what is found on p. 7 of the edition.
Description
[16], 190, [2] p. : paper ; 293 x 191 (243 x 164) mm. bound to 299 x 197 mm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • 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.
Cited in
Woudhuysen, H.R. Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996, p. 194-195
Sotheby's, Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents (July 1963), lot no. 575
Howard-Hill, T.H. Ralph Crane and Some Shakespeare First Folio Comedies. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1972, p. 174-175
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