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.
Seller ID: 898
London: W. H. Lizars, 1840. First 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, in dark blue cloth with impressed decoration, gilt 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. A clean, tight copy.
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