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Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions.
Osage, Iowa: L.A. Doyle, 1981. Octavo, 238 pages Facsimile of the original 1935 edition, with the addition of a new foreword by Charles Mraz, owner of Champlain Valley Apiaries, world-renowned beekeeper, and founding member of the American Apitherapy Society. Fine in publisher's blue cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author to New England beekeeper William Petch, and with a typed letter, signed laid-in. (Item #2462)
Price: $200.00
Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions. Bodog F. Beck.
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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... (Item #1882)
Price: $300.00
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D. Bees, Lorenzo L. Langstroth.
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Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee.
Benson, Oxon., England: The Apis Club, 1923. Octavo, 89, xii pages. Illustrated. First edition, and first volume in the Apis Library series. The author was the Vice President and Fellow of the Apis Club, Expert B.B.K.A. and Honorary Associate of the Scottish B.K.A. Internally very good, the spine of the red cloth covered boards is chipped away, and there is soiling. inscribed on the half-title endpaper, "With the author's love"... (Item #2960)
Price: $60.00
Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee. Annie D. Betts.
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Eddy on Bee-Culture, and the Protective Bee-Hive : a guide to a successful and profitable method of bee-culture, the results of many years' experience and observation in bee-keeping.
Boston: Press of Damrell & Moore, 1854. Octavo, x, 58 pages. Illustrations, and pictorial frontispiece depicting the Protective Bee-Hive. First edition. Bit of a tide line to some pages, otherwise very good, in lightly soiled original printed wrapper, with one-half inch chip to lower part of front wrapper at the spine. Otherwise generally very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates twelve copies]. (Item #4493)
Price: $350.00
Eddy on Bee-Culture, and the Protective Bee-Hive : a guide to a successful and profitable method of bee-culture, the results of many years' experience and observation in bee-keeping. M. D. Mayor of Boston J V. C. Smith, Henry... Eddy, an introductory.
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Pheromones of Social Bees.
Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1987. Octavo, 218 pages. First edition. The first comprehensive volume on the subject of bee pheremones, by a member of the Bee Research Unit at the University of Cardiff in Wales. Fine in publisher's photographically illustrated boards. (Item #2465)
Price: $50.00
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The Epitomie of the Art of Husbandry : comprizing all necessary directions for the improvement of it, viz. : plowing, sowing, grafting, gardening, ordering of flowers, herbs : directions for the use of the angle : ordering of bees : together with the gentlemans heroick exercise : discoursing of horses ... of oxen, cows, calves, sheep, hogs ... of the nature of marle, the best way of planting clover-grass, hops, saffron, liquorice, hemp, &c. : to which is annexed by way of appendix, a new method of planting fruit-trees, and improving of an orchard : with directions for taking, ordering, teaching, and curing of singing birds, and other useful additions.
London: Printed for Benjamin Billingsley, at the sign of the Printing Press, in the piazza of the Royal Exchange, over against Popes-Head-Alley, in Cornhill, 1685. Octavo, [8], 246, 136, [8] pages. Indexes. Second part has separate title page: New additions to the art of husbandry : comprizing a new way of enriching meadows, destroying of moles, making tulips of any colour : with an approved way for ordering of fish... (Item #5122)
Price: $1,200.00
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Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases.
Ithaca: Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, 1978. Octavo, 430 pages. First edition. A collection of essays on the enemies of honey bees, from the leading scholars in the field.Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with only a touch of edgewear. Inscribed by the author, "To Herman Sanders, with very best wishes - Roger A. Morse". Dr. Herman Sanders was the first American doctor to be tried for euthanasia, in 1950... (Item #2461)
Price: $150.00
Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases. Roger A. Morse.
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The Apiary; or, Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees; and the Most Improved Methods of Management, with Full Direction, Adapted for the Cottager, Farmer, or Scientific Apiarian.
London: Geo. Neighbour and Sons, 1866. Octavo, 274 pages + 3 ads. Illustrated with two plates and additional illustrations in the text. Second, enlarged edition. In their bibliography, British Bee Books, 1500-1976, the IBRA states of the publishers, "Neighbour and Sons were considerable appliance dealers. The book contains their catalogue, and an account of their stand at the 1851 Exhibition, and at the International Exhibition of 1862." Some foxing throughout... (Item #2436)
Price: $100.00
The Apiary; or, Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees; and the Most Improved Methods of Management, with Full Direction, Adapted for the Cottager, Farmer, or Scientific Apiarian. Alfred Neighbour.
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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. (Item #3212)
Price: $120.00
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The Observation Hive.
Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset: Bee Books New & Old, 1985. Octavo, 90 pages. Second edition. According to the author, the Technical Officer of the International Bee Research Asociation, the only book dedicated to the history, construction, use and maintenance of the observation hive. With the ownership signature of beekeeper W.S. Petch to the free front endpaper, otherwise fine, in brick-colored cloth, in a black and red printed dust jacket with only... (Item #2463)
Price: $30.00
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The Family Farm and Gardens, and the Domestic Animals. in Three Parts. Illustrated. Part I. -The Family . Part II. -The Farm and Gardens . Part III. -Domestic Animals.
Auburn, NY: Auburn Publishing Co. 1860. Thick quarto, vi, 238, 261, 310, [5] pages. Publisher's ads. Illustrated. Second printing, original issued in 1859. Three works in one, with separate pagination. Over 800 pages of farm and garden advice. (Item #5056)
Price: $350.00
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The Joys of Beekeeping.
New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc. 1974. Octavo, 166 pages. First edition. Illustrated by Meri Shardin. Compiled from a series of essays, many previously published in the author's "Bee Talk" column in Gleanings in Bee Culture. While Richard Taylor does offer relevant information for new/novice beekeepers, he writes much more than a how-to manual:Taylor philosophizes on the beauty in honey production, the joy in tending bees, and the inspiration in... (Item #3188)
Price: $30.00
The Joys of Beekeeping. Richard Taylor.
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The New Honey Comb Book.
Interlaken, NY: Linden Books, 1981. Octavo, 112 pages. First edition. A classic book from the philosopher and beekeeper Richard Taylor. Taylor's "shook swarm" system encourages honey production. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "To Herman Sanders, with esteem and best wishes - Richard Taylor". Dr. Herman Sanders was the first American doctor to be tried for euthanasia, in 1950. While Sanders was ultimately acquitted of the... (Item #2459)
Price: $150.00
The New Honey Comb Book. Richard Taylor.
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Pictures and Stories of Animals for the Little Ones at Home: Insects, Crustaceans, and Worms, with one hundred twenty-four wood engravings.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 498 and 500 Broadway, 1970. Octavo, viii, 150 pages. Illustrated. Later printing, originally published under this title in 1868. One of six volumes from the Juvenile Library of the Natural History of Animals. An introductory text on bees, butterflies and insects, for children. includes additional sections on spiders, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, barnacles, etc. Some light foxing throughout, and a bit of mustiness. In publisher's blind-stamped... (Item #5755)
Price: $60.00
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Catalogue of Bee Books, Collected and Offered for Sale by Lt.-Col. H.J.O. Walker, Westholm Mains, Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
West Yorkshire: Northern Bee Books, 1985. Small octavo, 144 pages. Reprint of 1929 catalogue. Bibliography of bee titles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Bulgarian, and Latin. In blue wrappers, spine faded and small stains to front. Near very good. (Item #3521)
Price: $40.00
Catalogue of Bee Books, Collected and Offered for Sale by Lt.-Col. H.J.O. Walker, Westholm Mains, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Lt.-Col. H. J. O. Walker.
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A Complete Guide to the Mystery and Management of Bees, by the Late William White Senior, of Shutford, Near Banbury, Oxon. To Which is Added, a Practical Monthly Bee Calendar, by the Late James Beesley, of Banbury.
Mytholimroid, England: Northern Bee Books, 1977. Octavo, 75 pages. Number 52 of a signed limited facsimile edition of 250 copies only. A reprint of the 1852 edition (the first edition was 1771). Handbound at Pennine Binding, Lydgate, Midgley, Halifax, England. With a calligraphic colophon, signed by the binder, D.A. Shinton. In addition to its desirability as one of the scarcer bee books, the 1852 edition of White's work, which this... (Item #2466)
Price: $250.00