Daily Archives: September 19, 2005

Items of the Day: The New World of Words (1706) and The London Art of Cookery (1792)

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The New World of Words: or, Universal English Dictionary. Containing An Account of the Original or Proper Sense, and Various Significations of all Hard Words derived from other Languages, viz. Hebrew, Arabick, Syriack, Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, British, Saxon, Dutch, &c. as now made use of in our English Tongue. Together with A Brief and Plain Explication of all Terms relating to any of the Arts and Sciences, either Liberal or Mechanical, viz. Grammar, Rhetorick, Logick, Theology, Law, Metaphysicks, Ethicks, Natural Philosophy, Physick, Surgery, Anatomy, Chymistry, Pharmacy, Botanicks, Arithmetick, Geometry, Astronomy, Astrology, Cosmography, Geography, Hydrography, Navigation, Architecture, Fortification, Dialling, Surveying, Gauging, Opticks, Catoptricks, Dioptricks, Perspective, Musick, Mechanicks, Staticks, Chiromancy, Physiognomy, Heraldry, Merchandize, Maritime and Military Affairs, Agriculture, Gardening, Handicrafts, Jewelling, Painting, Carving, Engraving, Confectionery, Cookery, Horsemanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing, &c, To which is Added, The Interpretation of Proper Names of Men and Women, that derive their Original from the above-mention’d Ancient and Modern Tongues, with those of Writs and Processes at Law: Also the Greek and Latin Names of divers sorts of Animals, Plants, Metals, Minerals, &c, and several other remarkable Matters more particularly express’d in the Preface. Compiled by Edward Phillips, Gent. The Sixth Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Improved; with the Addition of near Twenty Thousand Words, from the best Authors, Domestick and Foreign, that treat of the several Subjects: By J. K. Philobibl. A Work very necessary for Strangers, as well as our own Country-men, in order to the right understanding of what they Speak, Write, or Read.

Compiled by Edward Phillips, Gentleman, with John Kersey, Philobibl. Sixth edition, revised, corrected, and improved; with the addition of near twenty thousand words. Includes publisher’s advertisement, and frontispiece from the 1696 edition. Preface by John Kersey. Spine reads: Phillip’s Dictionary by Kersey. Printed in London for J. Phillips, H. Rhodes, and J. Taylor, 1706.


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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper’s Complete Assistant; On a New Plan, Made Plain and Easy to the Understanding of every Housekeeper, cook, and servant in the Kingdom. … To Which is Added, an Appendix, containing Considerations on Culinary Poisons; Directions for making Broths, &c. for the Sick; a List of Things in Season in the different Months of the Year; Marketing Tables, &c. &c. Embellished with A Head of the Author, and a Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year, elegantly engraved in Thirteen Copper-plates. … With the Addition of many new and elegant Receipts in the various Branches of Cookery.

Written by John Farley, Principal Cook at the London Tavern. Seventh edition includes preface, advertisement to the 7th edition, contents, appendix, and publisher’s advertisements. Spine reads: London Art of Cookery. Printed in London for J. Satcherd and J. Whitaker, and G. & T. Wilkie, 1792.


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