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A Further Discovery of Bees - Moses Rusden - 1679. 
ondon- Henry Million 1679 - A very scarce first edition of this work by Moses Rusden. Collated: Lacking 1 plate and a half and 2-4 pages from preface. Collation taken from Copac. Preface listed as containing 24 pages however this could include the title page and frontispiece, both of which are present. Title page has handwritten date as 1680 written over the correct publishing date of 1679. With a frontispiece and two folding plates, one incomplete. An exploration of natural history which included observations which contradicted other works on the subject and are widely known to be inaccurate. Rusden insisted that the head bee was male, comparitive to the male monarch of England. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, worn. Rear board detached but present. Front board held by one cord only. Loss to majority of backstrip. Internally, binding weak with pages loosening. Lacking pages to preface. One plate detached and missing. Loss to plate at page 66 with half of the page missing. Pages with foxing throughout, heavier in places and with some moulding to the gutter. Ink inscription to title page of William Newall including writing over publication date. Ink signature of Thomas Newall to the final page. Overall: FAIR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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