the mystery of husbandry discovered. Treating of the several new and most advantageous ways of tilling, planting, sowing, manuring, ordering, improving of all sorts of gardens, orchards, meadows, pastures, corn-lands, woods & coppices. As also of fruits, corn, grains, pulse, new-hays, cattle, fowl, beasts, bees, silk-worms, fish, &c. With an account of the several instruments and engines used in this profession. To which is added kalendarium rusticum: or, the husbandmans monthly directions. Also the prognosticks of dearth, scarcity, plenty, sickness, heat cold, frost, snow, winds, rain, hail, thunder, &c. And dictionarium rusticum: or, the interpretation of rustick terms. The whole work being of great use and advantage to all that delight in that most noble practise. The fourth edition carefully corrected and amended, with one whole section added, and many large and useful additions throughout the whole work. By J.W. Gent.
|Main Creator:||Worlidge, John, fl. 1660-1698.|
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London : printed for Tho. Dring, at the Harrow at the corner of Chancery-lane in Fleetstreet, 1687.
J.W. = John Worlidge.
The words "gardens, orchards," and corn-lands, ... coppices." are each bracketed together and the words "meadows, pastures," are enclosed in brackets on title page.
With additional title page (pi2r) engraved, "Systema agriculturæ being the mystery of husbandry discovered and laid open by J W", and signed: F H Van Hove scul.
The first leaf bears "The explaination of the frontispiece".
Gathered in 4's.
"Kalendarium rusticum" and "Dictionarium rusticum" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous.
A second part was published in 1689 (Wing W3597A).
The 1697 and 1698 editions (Wing W3602 and W3602A) are reissues of this edition.
Physical description: , 72, 83-262, , 264-326,  p.,  leaf of plates : ill. ; 2⁰.
Citations/References: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), W3601
Citations/References: Goldsmiths', 2651
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