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[WORLIDGE (JOHN)] Dictionarium Rusticum & Urbanicum: or, a Dictionary of all Sorts of Country Affairs, Handicraft, Trading, and Merchandizing
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[WORLIDGE (JOHN)]
Dictionarium Rusticum & Urbanicum: or, a Dictionary of all Sorts of Country Affairs, Handicraft, Trading, and Merchandizing, first edition, woodcut illustrations in the text, small piece of corner torn away from title just touching neatline, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, ownership inscription of Isaac Barrow [Goldsmiths 4047], 8vo, J. Nicholson, 1704

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  • "This compilation is more in the nature of an encyclopaedia than a dicitionary. The definitions are lengthy and explicit, and the work includes a short note on the economic geography of most of the counties" (Fussell). Previously attributed to Nathan Bailey.
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