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HARTLIB, Samuel.
THE REFORMED VIRGINIAN SILK-WORM, or a rare and new discovery of a speedy way, and easie means, found out by a young lady in England, she having made full proof thereof in May, anno 1652.
London, printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the west end of Pauls, 1655. London, printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the west end of Pauls, 1655.. For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the mulberry-tree-leaves in Virginia: who after fourty dayes time, present their most rich golden-coloured silken fleece, to the instant wonderful enriching of all the planters there, requiring from them neither cost, labour, or hindrance in any of their other emploments [sic] whatsoever. And also to the good hopes, that the Indians, seeing and finding that there is neither art, skill, or pains in the thing: they will readily set upon it, being by the benefit thereof inabled to buy of the English (in way of truck for their silk-bottoms) all those things that they most desire. FIRST EDTION 1655. Slim 8vo, approximately 180 x 130 mm, 7 x 5¼ inches, pages: [4], 1-40, LACKING SIGNATURE B (PAGES 5-12) REPLACED WITH PRINTED PAGES FROM THE REPRINT BY FORCE'S HISTORICAL TRACTS, circa 1840, the original pages are: Title page, To the Reader, 1-4, and 13-40, the replaced 8 pages are whiter than the original, slight duplication of the text on the first and last replaced pages (marked in pencil to indicate where the text follows on), bound in full pale calf, gilt lettering and rules to spine, triple gilt rules to edges of covers, gilt inner dentelles (turn overs), edges gilt. Slight rubbing to spine and corners, covers slightly marked, covers slightly sprung, last page dusty and with shallow creasing, first replaced page … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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