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WORLIDGE, JOHN   flourished 1669-1698


  • Dictionarium rusticum & urbanicum
  • Subjects: country life, recipes, housewifery, handicrafts, economy, trading, merchandizing,

    • 1. Dictionarium rusticum & urbanicum: or, a dictionary of all sorts of country affairs, handicrafts, trading and merchandizing. etc. [Anon.].
      London: printed for J. Nicholson   1704
      20 cm.   [843 p.] pls.  
      GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*  
      US:   NYPL  

      --another ed. London; printed for A. & J. Churchill, and John Taylor, 1704. ENLS; LBL; LWMIL: MB
      --2nd ed. revised, corrected and improved. [title-page only changed. Diction- arium rusticum, urbanicum & botanicum]. London: printed for J. Nichol- son, W. Taylor, and W. Churchill, 1717. ERCP; LBL; LeU(B): DCLC
      --3rd ed. revised, corrected and improved. London: printed for James and John Knapton, 1726. [In 2 volumes.] CUL; ENLS; LBL
      --4th ed. revised. London: printed for L. Hawes, W. Clarke and R. Collins, 1765. --: MB
      1. This work (1704 ed.) includes receipts for 'common drinks and eatables', and has a section on country housewifery.
      2. Although Oxford (p. 55, note) says the authorship of the 1704 work (London: printed for J. Nicholson) was at one time attributed to Nathan Bailey (see earlier entry: BAILEY, Nathan, Dictionarium domesticum), it has more recently, with some certainty, been ascribed to John Worlidge; see Samuel Halkett and John Laing (edd.), Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Li

      Oxford, pp. 54-5


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