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The Reformed Common-Wealth of Bees: Presented in Severall Letters and Observations to Sammuel Hartlib Esq. With the Reformed Virginian Silk-Worm. Containing Many Excellent and Choice Secrets, Experiments, and Discoveries for Attaining of National and Private Profits and Riches

Hartlib, Samuel
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London : printed for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the west-end of Pauls, 1655.
Variant Title
Reformed Virginian silk-worm
[4], 62, [2]; [4], 40 p. : ill. (woodcuts; engraving) ; 19 cm (4to)
  • "The reformed Virginian silk-worm" has separate dated title page, pagination, and register. It was apparently also issued separately (Wing H1000). Imprint reads: Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West end of Pauls, 1655.
  • Error in paging in The reformed common wealth of bees: p. 9, 12 and 59 misprinted as 11, 13 and 159.
  • Signatures: A² B-F⁴ G⁴(-G4) H-I⁴ chi1 (D1 mis-signed C1), ²A-E⁴ F².
  • Errata note on p. [4] first count.
  • Includes bibliography.
  • Title vignette, head-pieces; initials and printed marginalia.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Bound in full contemporary sheep, raised bands and plain endpapers. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
Cited in
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, no. 538
English short title catalogue R207475
Kress Library of Business and Economics. Catalogue, with data upon cognate items in other Harvard libraries, no. 925
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 30701
Thomason tracts : the books, pamphlets, newspapers and manuscripts collected by George Thomason, 1640-1661, E.840[13]
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (CD-Rom., 1996), H997
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A 1655 .H37 no.1