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Item specifics

Origin:

English

Binding:

Fine Binding

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Year Printed:

1744

Subject:

Illustrated

Topic:

BEES - APIARY

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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

by
[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. A classic work. Complete as issued. There are numerous close-up pictures of the contents given below; please click on them for a detailed description (See Scans below). Please take some time to view the 50+ pictures in detail, in order to gain a full idea of the contents and condition.

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CONDITION REPORT:  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), the pages-plates 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 leather is smooth & supple to the touch (See Scans below). Note: There is light marginal toning to the first couple of pages (See Scans below).  A scarce title.  See, click & enlarge the 100+ pictures below to get a better idea of condition etc. There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. Please click on any of the 50+ images above & below in the listing for enlarged close-up pictures of details, virtues & flaws (See Scans below).







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