BEEKEEPING PURCHAS (SAMUEL) A Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects, Wherein the Nature, the Worth, the Work, the Wonder, and the Manner of Right-ordering of the Bee, is Discovered and Described, FIRST EDITION, Printed by R.I., for Thomas Parkhurst, 1657

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PURCHAS (SAMUEL)
A Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects, FIRST EDITION, Printed by R.I., for Thomas Parkhurst, 1657

Sold for £ 765 (US$ 1,051) inc. premium
BEEKEEPING
PURCHAS (SAMUEL) A Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects, Wherein the Nature, the Worth, the Work, the Wonder, and the Manner of Right-ordering of the Bee, is Discovered and Described, FIRST EDITION, title and parts title within typographical woodcut border, vertical half-title and blank leaf preceding title to part 2, loss of some text to pp.261/2 replaced in manuscript facsimile, small burn hole to pp.259/60 resulting in loss of 5 letters, nineteenth century blind-stamped calf, neatly rebacked to match, gilt lettering on spine [ESTC R6282], small 4to, Printed by R.I., for Thomas Parkhurst, 1657

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  • Provenance: B. Venables, early ownership inscription at end of the dedicatory epistle; G.R. Bostock, Aslockton, Notts, small oval stamp on front endpaper.
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