The American Bee Keeper's Manual: being a practical treatise on the history and domestic economy of the honey-bee, embracing a full illustration of the whole subject, with the most approved methods of managing this insect through every branch of its culture, the result of many years' experience.

New York: C.M. Saxton, 1851.

Octavo (19 x 13.5 cm.), 349, [10] pages. Illustrated with wood engravings in the text. Index. Publisher's advertisements. In later editions, a publisher's glossary was appended at the rear, but not in this issue. Stated "Fourth Edition". A beekeeping manual, "being a Practical Treatise on the history and domestic economy of the honey-bee embracing a full illustration of the whole subject, with the most approved methods of managing this insect through every branch of its culture, the result of many years' experience." Some pages stained; otherwise internally quite good. In publisher's blind and gilt-decorated brown boards; some light wear to edges. Near very good. Pasted-in to the free front endpaper is a slip of blue paper with an ownership signature, "David Darrow's Book, West Eaton, 1856". David Darrow (1782-1870) was one of the founding fathers of West Eaton, a small town in Madison County, New York. [OCLC locates six copies of this fourth edition].

Price: $250.00