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Bees.- Gedde (John) A New Discovery of an Excellent Method of Bee-Houses & Colonies, to free the Owners from the great charge and trouble that attends the Swarming of Bees..., first edition, with the initial blank, folding engraved plate (paper flaw hole to margin), some light marginal soiling and staining, several leaves slightly defective and/or repaired at lower outer corner (just touching border of title but not affecting text), modern cloth, old marbled wrappers bound in (rubbed & frayed at corner, laid down), [British Bee Books 48; Walker Catalogue p.28; Wing G443], 8vo, for the Author, and sold by D. Newman, 1675.

⁂ Very rare first edition of Gedde's description of his bee hive, which he patented in 1675. ESTC records 3 UK locations (BL, National Library of Scotland & Bodleian) and 3 in America. No copy has apparently been sold on its own at auction.

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Bees.- Gedde (John) A New Discovery of an Excellent

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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