[WORLIDGE, John (fl. 1669-98)]
Dictionarium Rusticum & Urbanicum: or, a Dictionary of all Sorts of Country Affairs, Handicraft, Trading, and Merchandizing. Containing more particularly the Whole Art of Gardening, viz. Sowing, Setting, Grafting, Transplanting, Salleting, &c. with the Names, Descriptions, and Uses, of all kinds of Plants, Flowers, and Fruits. The Raising and Ordering of all manner of Forest and Fruit-Trees, and Dwarfs. Agriculture in the various parts of it, and the modern Improvements made therein. The Gentleman’s Recreation; or the Arts of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling, Ferreting, Cock-Fighting, &c. including (besides the several Animals) the Tackling, Nets, and different Instruments used therein. The Breeding, Feeding, and Managing of all sorts of
London: J. Nicholson, 1704. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches). pp. Woodcut illustrations.
Contemporary panelled calf, spine with raised bands, green morocco lettering piece.
Provenance: Joseph Murray (early signature); Alexander Murray (early signature)
Ablactation to Zachine: 18th century English country living, from A to Z.
Organized alphabetically by subject, the work is sometimes attributed to Nathan Bailey. Includes a a three-page bibliography of works consulted on gardening, brewing, livestock, sporting, husbandry and mechanics.
ESTC T138447. Not in Henrey.