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The reformed Virginian silk-worm, or A rare and new discovery of a speedy way, and easy means, found out by a young Lady in England, she having made full proof thereof in May, anno 1652.: For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the mulberry-trees in Virginia . and also to the good hopes that the Indians, seeing and finding that there is neither art, skill, nor pains in the thing, they will readily set upon it, being by the benefit
London : Printed by John Streater, for Giles Calvert at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West-end of Pauls 1655 - Physical description: 37p. 24cm. Subjects: Silkworms -- Virgnina -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Title within ornamental border. Headpiece; initial letter. Includes a poem by John Ferrar, a contributions from Edward Digges. Another edition of this title, also published in 1655, is attributed to Samuel Hartlib. Referenced by: Thomason E.840[13]. An exceptional example in this condition - unread copy with unopened page. Pages somewhat dust-toned as with age, with some minor, scattered marginal foxing and shadow staining. Some dulling and minor nicks around the edges. Text is in a very clean and sound condition. Bound with cord. This unique and scarce title remains particulary well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 37 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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