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Author: John Playford; Samuel Morland, Sir; Israel Falgate
Publisher: London : Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, and R. Ware, in Paternoster-Row, S. Birt in Avemary Lane, and J. Hodges on London Bridge, 1735.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : The fourteenth edition corrected, with additionsView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Calendars
Registers
Tables
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Playford; Samuel Morland, Sir; Israel Falgate
OCLC Number: 81072825
Notes: Preface signed (p. [3], 1st group) by the compiler: John Playford.
Title within double line border.
Publisher's advertisement on verso of t.p.
Page 177 is misnumbered as 117; p. 216 is misnumbered as 116.
The folded leaf of plates is a diagram, captioned: A table for the ready finding what sign the moon is in, or shall be, for ever: and what part of man's body every sign doth govern.
Signatures: [A]² B-2F⁴ 2G².
Description: [4], 228 p., [1] folded leaf of plates ; 20 cm. (12mo)
Contents: (from t.p.) I. Sir Samuel Moreland's Perpetual almanack ... --
II. Directions relating to the purchasing and measuring of land --
III. Remarkable fairs in England, a tide-table and a table of expence --
IV. The years of each king's reign from the Norman Conquest to this time, compared with the years of Christ --
V. Directions for every month in the year, what is to be done in the orchard, kitchen, and flower gardens --
VI. The reduction of weights, measures, and coins, wherein is a table of the assize of bread --
VII. A table wherein any number of farthings, half-pence, pence, or shillings, are ready cast up ... --
VIII. The interest and rebate of money; the forbearance, discompt, and purchase of annuities --
IX. The rates of post letters, both in-land and out-land, according to the new establishment --
X. An account of the penny-post --
XI. The principal roads in England --
XII. The names of the counties, cities, and borough-towns in Great Britain, with the number of knights, commissioners of shires, citizens, and burgesses, chosen therein to serve in Parliament --
XIII. The usual and authorized rates or fares of coachmen, carmen, and watermen --
XIV. Tables for casting up nobles, marks, and guineas.
Other Titles: Vade mecum
Necessary pocket companion

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