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The book of knowledge shewing the wisdom of the ancients in four parts. I. Shewing the various and wonderful operations of the signs and planets, and other celestial constellations on the bodies of men, women and children: and the great influences they have upon those that are born under them. II. Prognostications forever, necessary to keep the body in health: with several choice recipts in physick and surgery. III. An abstract of the art of physiognomy and palmistry; together with the signification of moles, and interpretation of dreams. IV. The farmer's kalender; containing perpetual prognostications for weather. The whole mystery of husbandry, the compleat and experienc'd farrier, cow-leech, swineherd, and shepherd. Written by Erra Pater, a Jewish doctor in astronomy and physick, born in Bethany, near Mount Olivet, in Judea; and made English by William Lilly, student in physick and astrology. To which is added, the dealer's directory: containing the true form or all sorts of bills bonds, counter-bonds, letters of attorney and license, deeds of gift, bills of exchange, and other writings. The best method of getting in debts, and compounding them. An account of weights, measures, numbers, coins, tables of shires, post-roads, and principal fairs. A catalogue of all the markets, and days on which they are held, and divers other necessary things and tables. With several additions which were never publish'd in any of the former impressions of this book.

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Gosport : Printed by J. Phillport, [1726?]

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[12],168p. : ill. ; 120.


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ESTC T167504



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