<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

Creator:
Worlidge, John, fl. 1669-1698.
Title:
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.
Alternate Title(s):
Kalendarium rusticum
Dictionarium rusticum
Monethly directions for the husbandman
Interpretations and signigications of several rustick terms
Published/Created:
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)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
S509 .W67 1669+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
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).
ESTC, R12813
Wing, 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.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1669.
Contributors:
Hove, Frederick Hendrick van, 1628?-1698, engraver.
Johnson, Thomas, fl. 1642-1677, printer.
Speed, Samuel, d. 1681, publisher.
Export:
XML
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.