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Creator:
Playford, John, 1623-1686?
Title:
Vade mecum, or, The necessary companion ...
Edition:
The fourth edition, much enlarged.
Published/Created:
London : Printed by A.G. for Tho. Sawbridge, at the sign of the three Flower-de-Luces in Little-Britain, 1687.
Physical Description:
[8], 207 p., [1] folded leaf of plates ; 20 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HF5697 V32 1687
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Bound in are 23 maps from: A new systeme of geography / by John Seller. [London : J. Seller, 1685].
Also bound in are [14] leaves of plates from unidentified source on the eclipse of sun & moon, geometrical forms, tables showing interest rates, weight of iron & steel shot, etc. Also from Seller?
Dedication signed: John Playford.
Wing P2507
Contents:
(from t.p.) 1. Sir S. Morland's Perpetual almanack, shewing the day of the month and moveable feasts and terms ... -- 2. The years of each king's reign from the Norman Conquest compar'd with the years of Christ -- 3. Directions for every month in the year, what is to be done in the orchard, kitchin, and flower-gardens -- 4. The reduction of weights, measures, and coins, wherein is a table of the assize of bread -- 5. A table wherein any number of farthings, half-pence or shillings are ready cast up ... -- 6. The interest and rebate of money, the forbearance, discompt, and purchase of annuities -- 7. The rates of post-letters, both in land and outland -- 8. An account of the penny-post -- 9. The principal roads in England ... -- 10. The names of the counties, cities, and borough-towns in England and Wales, with the number of knights, citizens, and burgesses chosen therein to serve in Parliament -- 11. The usual and authorized rates or fares of coachmen, carmen, and watermen
Subject Terms:
A. G. -- Printer.
Almanacs, English.
Interest -- Great Britain.
Ready-reckoners.
Sawbridge, Tho. -- Publisher.
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