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A rare and new discovery of a speedy way and easie means, found out by a young lady in England, she having made full proofe thereof in May, anno 1652. : For the feeding of silk-worms in the woods, on the mulberry-tree-leaves in Virginia: who after fourty dayes time present there most rich golden-coloured silken fleece, to the instant wonderfull enriching of all the planters there, requiring from them neither cost, labour, or hindrance in any of their other employments whatsoever. And also to the good hopes that the Indians, seeing that there is neither art, skill or pains in the thing: they will readily set upon it, being by the benefit thereof inabled to buy of the English (in way of truck for their silk-bottomes) all those things that they most desire. So that not only their civilizing will follow, thereupon, but by the infinite mercie of God, their conversion to the Christian faith, the glory of our nation, which is the daily humble prayer of Virginia for Virginia. With two propositions tending to England's and the colonies infinite advantage.

Author/Creator:
Hartlib, Samuel, -1662.
Publication:
[London] : Printed for Richard Wodenothe in Leaden-hall street, 1652.
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Book
1 online resource ([15], 12, [7] pages) : map (folded)
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Early English books online
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At head of title: Glory be to God on high, peace on earth, good will amongst men
Instructions for the increasing and planting of mulberie trees and the breeding of silke-wormes.
Subjects:
Silkworms -- Virginia -- Early works to 1800.
Mulberry -- Virginia -- Early works to 1800.
Sericulture -- Virginia -- Early works to 1800.
Silkworms -- Early works to 1800.
Mulberry -- Early works to 1800.
Sericulture -- Early works to 1800.
Ferrar, Virginia.
Notes:
"To the reader" signed: Samuel Hartlib.
Place of publication from Wing.
"Instructions for the increase and planting of mulberry-trees" pages [5-9], by William Stallenge, first appeared in 1609 with title: Instructions for the increasing of mulberie trees and the breeding of silke-wormes.
Includes several poems, one by Du Bartas on the silkworm, and others addressed to Virginia Ferrar, discoverer of the "speedy way, and easie means ... for the feeding of silk-worms."
Item at reel 383:5 identified as Wing H996 (number cancelled).
Reproductions of original in Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 383:5 and 1834:2) s1999 miun s
Cited in:
Wing (2nd edition, 1994) H988
Sabin 30699
JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675 II 417-418
Contains:
Stallenge, William. Instructions for the increasing and planting of mulberie trees and the breeding of silke-wormes.
OCLC:
12848911
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