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Vade mecum: or, the necessary pocket companion. Containing I. Sir Samuel Moreland's Perpetual Almanack; readily shewing the Day of the Month, and Moveable Feast's and Terms, for any Year past, present, or to come; with many useful Tables proper thereto, and Rules to sind them out for ever. 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, Halfpence, Pence, or Shillings, are ready cast up; of great Use to all Traders. 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. To which is added, Interest in Epitome; or, Tables in a shorter Method, than any yet Published, from 1 Pound to 10 Millions, at 5, 6, 7, and 8 per Cent. by Israel Falgate, at the Bank of England.

  • Playford, John, approximately 1655-1685 or 1686.
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London : printed for R. Ware, in Paternoster-Row; S. Birt, in Avemary-Lane; C. Hitch, in Paternoster-Row; and J. Hodges on London Bridge, 1739.

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[4],228p. ; long 8⁰.


The fifteenth edition carefully corrected, with additions, and improvements.

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ESTC T65269

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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