VERY RARE - SCARCE EARLY EDITION - ISSUE
RARE FIRST EDITION of a CELEBRATED WORK.
FINE ORIGINAL CALF LEATHER BINDING
RARE TRUE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION
12 FOLDOUT COPPER ENGRAVINGS
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEES
[GILLES AUGUSTIN BAZIN]
Translated from the French
LONDON: Printed for J. And P. Knapton, MDCCXLIV, 1744 [Published date 1744].
Rare First English Edition. 8vo. 8.25" x 5.5" Inches (LxB). Pp. (16), 452, (16,
index) pages + 12 Folding copper engraved plates. Complete as issued. Fine
modern 3/4 calf leather binding over
marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands & red and green gilt lettered morocco
labels. The Natural History of Bees. Containing an Account of their Production,
their Oeconomy, the Manner of their Making Wax and Honey, and the Best Methods
for the Improvement and Preservation of them. British Bee Books 96. RARE FIRST
EDITION of a rare & important book translated from the French. The
copper-engraved plates illustrate the anatomy of the bee and the structure of
the hive and the honeycomb. An English translation of Bazin's "Histoire
naturelle des abeilles," which the author arranged to have published
simultaneously with the French edition. Based directly on Réaumur's "Mémoires
pour servir à l'histoire des insectes," it takes the form of a dialogue between
Clarissa, the mistress of a country estate, and Eugenio, the author.. Extremely rare.
classic work. Complete as issued. There are numerous close-up pictures of the
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A rare book in
fine modern original calf leather binding overr marbled boards,
sympathetically done in antique style, spine with 5 raised bands, with red &
green gilt lettered morocco labels (See Scans below), minor wear/tear, to covers, ends & corners (See Scans below),
with some age toning,
are clean & bright, one or two plates close-trimmed (See Scans below), the bindings
are tight & intact (See Scans below). The
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