A Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects. PURCHAS Samuel Publisher: Thomas Parkhurst Publish Year: 1657 Publish Place: London, at the Three Crowns in Cheapside, over against the Great Conduit. Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006815 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,200.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information First & only edition, 1657. 2 parts in 1 volume. Complete. In contemporary scratched sheep, blind box tooling, tips repaired. Re-spined to style, raised bands, gilt tooling to red morocco label. Internally, , 111, 104-147, 156-157, 150-151, 160-207,  adverts,  Elegies,  errata, ,  ff vertically printed leaf,  ff blank.  ff title leaf (dated 1657), 257-387 pp, corners tips of tp gone, light offsetting throughout, titles within typographic borders, woodcut initials and head pieces, has the errata & vertical printed title (often lacking), new "old" endpapers, odd pagination, contemporary ink name to tp (G Greg) & ep, book label tp fpd, some pagination errors (p105=97, 108=100, 109=101, 145=153). (Signature complete:  ff, A2-A4, a-b4, B-Ee2,  ff,  title leaf, Ll1-Ddd2). (193*137 mm). (ESTCR6282. Wing p4224. British Bee Books 35. Walker Bee Books p57/58). Title continues: Wherein especially the nature, the vvorth, the vvork, the wonder, and the manner of right-ordering of the bee, is discovered and described. Together with discourses, historical, and observations physical concerning them. And in a second part are annexed meditations, and observations theological and moral, in three centuries upon that subject.