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Playford, John, 1623–1686?
Vade mecum, or, The necessary companion ...
The fourth edition, much enlarged.
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.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HF5697 V32 1687
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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, 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, P2507
Subject Terms:
A. G. -- Printer.
Almanacs, English.
Interest -- Great Britain.
Sawbridge, Tho. -- Publisher.

  • (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

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