(Bees) Langstroth, L[orenzo].L
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D.
New York: C.M. Saxton, 1873.
Octavo, 409 pages + 2 ads. Third, revised edition, Illustrated with seventy-seven engravings. It was in this book that Langstroth brought to American the first practical movable frame bee hive. The author was deeply influenced by Jan Dzierzon's work, Theorie und Praxis (not published in English until 1882). The movable frame hive reduced the danger from angry bees, allowed better observation and treatment of the bees and helped make beekeeping a viable business. Ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down, and a partial round paper spine label. Otherwise near very good, in publisher's gilt and blind-stamped reddish brown cloth,