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Melisselogia or, The Female Monarchy. Being an enquiry into the nature, order, and government of bees, those admirable, instructive, and useful insects
pp.xliii, 206 with 1 leaf with 4 plates (one fold-out) and engraved frontis. Three small tears to the fold (margin area, not the illustration itself) of the fold-out plate. Contents very clean and in thoroughly vg. condtion. More recently benefited from a replacement leather spine, (in keeping with the rest of the leather bound boards), with gilt lettering and raised bands. Front internal hinge neatly strengthened at same time. Boards rubbed and scuffed; to board underneath leather in places with old score marks also. (Harding 97). Thorley’s secret was the puffball narcotic, which he used when uniting colonies; its use was mentioned in 1597 by John Gerard and had long been practised in the Netherlands. Of English writers, Thorley was the first to mention having found wax scales in the pockets of worker bees. (Harding 97).
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