The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, A Cyclopedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey-Bee ; Bees, Honey, Hives, Implements, Honey-Plants, Etc., Facts Gleaned from the Experience of Thousands of Bee Keepers, and Afterward Verified in the Author's Own Apiary. 171st Thousand.

Medina, Ohio: A.I. Root Company, 1919.

Quarto, 856 pages. Illustrated. Early printing of the classic originally published in 1879, and the first edition with the expanded title, "ABC and XYZ". This work gathers his researches into beekeeping, some drawn from his newsletter, Gleanings in Bee Culture. Rear hinge starting, otherwise clean and tight, in original publisher's gilt and blind-stamped decorated brown cloth. Near very good.

Price: $120.00
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