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Bees.- Levett (John) The ordering of Bees: or, the True History of Managing them...with their hony and wax, showing their nature and Breed, first edition, woodcut frontispiece, woodcut device on title and woodcut decorations, some marginal repairs, dust-soiled, especially frontispiece and title, bottom and fore-edges uncut, early 20th century olive green morocco, gilt, by W. Pratt, gilt arms to covers, t.e.g., [STC 15555; British Bee Books 24; Fussell I, p.28], small 4to, Printed by Thomas Harper, for John Harison, 1634.

⁂ Scarce and important early study of bees, their behaviour and management. With a prefatory verse by Samuel Purchas.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1925.

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Bees.- Levett (John) The ordering of Bees: or, the True

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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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