William Jardine

The Natural History of Bees.

Comprehending the Uses and Economical Management of the British and the Foreign Honey-Bee; together with the Known Wild Species.

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London: W. H. Lizars, 1859. Probably second edition (frontis., viii, 301 pp., plates). Vol. VI, Entomology, in the Naturalist’s Library, with frontispiece of Francis Huber, 30 plates, many ‘coloured from nature’, and several b&w illustrations cut in text. Small octavo, red cloth with gilt decoration and titles to spine. A thorough review of bee knowledge of the time including anatomy of the honey bee, functioning of the hive (queen, worker, and male), swarms, diseases and enemies, honey products, etc. Bumped corners, several small ink stains to top front cover of an otherwise clean, tight copy. 

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