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Worlidge, John, active 1669–1698
Systema agriculturae, the mystery of husbandry discovered : wherein is treated of the several new and most advantagious ways of tilling planting sowing manuring ordering improving all sorts of gardens, orchards, meadows, pastures, corn-lands, woods, & coppices, and of all sorts of fruits, corn, grain, pulse, new hays, cattel, fowl, beasts, bees, silk-worms, &c. : with an account of the several instruments and engines useful in this profession : to which is added, Kalendarium rusticum, or, The husbandmans monethly directions : also the prognosticks of dearth, scarcity, plenty, sickness, heat, cold, frost, snow, windes, rain, hail, thunder, &c. : and Dictionarium rusticum, or, The interpretation of rustick terms / published for the common good, by J. W. gent. ; the whole work being of great use and advantage to all that delight in that most noble practice.
Additional Title(s):

Kalendarium rusticum

Dictionarium rusticum

Monethly directions for the husbandman

Interpretations and signigications of several rustick terms
London : Printed by T. Johnson for Samuel Speed, near the Inner Temple Gate in Fleet-Street, 1669.
Physical Description:
[32], 278, [6] p. : ill. ; 29 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
S509 .W67 1669+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN Uz52 +669w: 2 p.l. missing; t.p. and 32 p.l. mutilated. Added t.p. missing.
Written by John Worlidge. Cf. DNB.
With an additional title page ([A]2r), engraved and signed: Systema Agriculturæ, being the mystery of husbandry discovered and laid open by J: W: ... F. H. Van Houe scul; ... 1668.
"Kalendarium rusticum" and "Dictionarium rusticum" each have separate title page, with imprint "printed in the year 1668", on leafs 2K2r and 2Q1r, respectively.
A second part was published in 1689 (Wing W3597A).
English short title catalogue, R12813
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, W3598
DNB, v. 60, p. 327
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed: Lit. A. Fol: no. 4; Walter Jennings from Walter B. James. Bound in blind-tooled calf binding.
Subject Terms:
Agriculture -- Early works to 1800.
Animal culture -- Early works to 1800.
James, Walter B. -- Pres. insc. to Walter Jennings.
Jennings, Walter -- Pres. insc. from Walter B. James.
Johnson, T. -- Printer.
Speed, Samuel -- Publisher.
Engravings -- 1669.
Hove, Frederick Hendrick van, 1628?-1698, engraver.
Johnson, Thomas, active 1642-1677, printer.
Speed, Samuel, -1681, publisher.

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