Besleys Books - A Short List of Bee Books

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[B0058] Aebi, Ormond; Aebi, Harry. Mastering the Art of Beekeeping - Volume 1. Prism Press, 1982. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0907061249. Paperback. 184pp. Illustrated. Volume 1. Slight wear only. £8.00


[B0008] Anderson, Charles G.. The Beekeepers' Alphabet. Lulu Press, 2009. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback. Facsimile reprint of original 1886 edition. 15 pages, pictorial card covers. £6.00


[B0018] Anon. Remarkable Insects. Religious Tract Society, 1842. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, gilt title and decoration to front board. vi, 160pp. nd. [circa 1842]. Well illustrated. Boards worn. The first of five chapters covers the honey bee. £12.50


[B0031] Anon. Insects and Their Habitations. - A Book for Children. London: John W. Parker, 1846. 15th Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback, new leather spine with gilt titles to a label. Blind embossed boards. iv, 96pp + 8pp adverts. Illustrations to text. Corners a little bumped. Previous owner's details on the title page. A nice clean copy. £32.00


[B0074] Anon [Palladius, R. T. E.]. Who Was the First Architect? or Bees and Beehives. T. Nelson and Son, 1888. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 72pp. Colour frontis and illustrations to text. Edges of covers a little rubbed. End-papers soiled. Gift message on ffep. Some discolouration and spotting to page edges. Author not stated but believed to be R. T. E. Palladius. £25.00

[B0100] Bevan, Edward. The Honey Bee. Its Natural History, Physiology, and Management. London: Van Voorst, 1838. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, original cloth. [2], xxiv, 447pp. half-title, Frontis, engraved title page. Spine ends frayed. Previous owners' details and label on front end-papers. Frontis and title pages a little stained, contents generally clean. £90.00

[B0017] British Bee-Keepers' Association. Modern Bee-Keeping. A Handbook for Cottagers. Longmans Green & Co, 1904. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 103pp. Illustrated. 9th edition. Previous owner's name on half-title. Slight wear only. £12.50


[B0097] Butler, Colin G.. The World of the Honeybee. London: Collins, 1977. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Hardback with permanently protected dust-wrapper. xii+226pp with 2 colour and 87 monochrome photographs. Number 29 in the Collins New Naturalist series. 1977 reprint. Dust-wrapper price clipped. £10.00


[B0090] Cheshire, Frank F.. Bees and Bee-keeping; Scientific and Practical. A Complete Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, Floral Relations, and Profitable Management of the Hive-Bee [Volume 1 only]. Upcott Gill, 1886. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. Volume 1 only. vii, 336pp + ads. Illustrated. Nice clean copy of the first edition of volume 1 - Scientific. Volume 2 was published separately 2 years later. £40.00


[B0072] Cheshire, Frank F.. Bees and Bee-keeping; Scientific and Practical. A Complete Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, Floral Relations, and Profitable Management of the Hive-Bee [2 Volume set]. The Bazaar, 1921. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. 2 volume hardback set. Reprint. nd. [circa 1921] vii, 336pp + ads; vii, 742pp + ads. Slight wear to extremities. Internally very good. An attractive set. £60.00


[B0029] Cook, A. J.. The Bee-Keeper's Guide; or Manual of the Apiary. Thomas G. Newman, 1882. 7th Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, gilt bee motif on front cover. vi, 302pp + index and adverts. 133 illustrations to text. Previous owners' bookplate and label on front pastedown. Spine rubbed with sl. fraying to ends. A few spots and marks inside but generally VG internally. £18.00


[B0070] Cotton, W. C.. My Bee Book. Kingsmead Reprints, 1970. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. lii, 402pp. Illustrated. D/w a little chipped around top edge. Good quality facsimile reprint of the original 1842 edition. £10.00


[B0038] Cowan, T. W.. The Honey Bee: Its Natural History, Anatomy, and Physiology. London: Houlston & Sons, 1904. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. x, 220pp + adverts. Illustrated with 73 figures. White embossed decorative spine and front cover. Slight wear only. Couple of marks to the exterior fore-edge. Nice tight copy. £10.00


[B0001] Cowan, T. W.. The British Bee-Keeper's Guide Book. E J Larby Ltd, 1924. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback. 226pp. Illustrated. 25th edition. Rear cover slightly marked. £5.00


[B0065] Cowan, T. W.. The Honey Bee: Its Natural History, Anatomy, and Physiology. London: Houlston & Sons, 1890. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xi, 220pp + adverts. Illustrated with 73 figures. Gilt decorative spine and front cover. Slight wear to extremities. Previous owner's details on ffep. Lower fore-corner of pages slightly water stained. £13.50


[B0028] Cumming, J. ("The Times" Bee-Master). Bee-Keeping. Sampson Low, 1871. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback, printed pictorial boards. xx,224pp + adverts. Illustrations to text. Extremities worn. Spine ends sl. frayed. Inner front hinge reinforced. Contents VG. £25.00


[B0026] Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland. Instruction in Bee-Keeping for the use of Irish Bee-Keepers. H.M.S.O, 1912. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Stiff card covers. Recent replacement spine in leather with gilt title on a label. 88pp. Numerous photographic illustrations. Previous owner's details on inside of front cover. Covers grubby and edgeworn. £15.00


[B0015] Donovan, Robert E.. Hunting Wild Bees - How to Track Bees, Harvest Honey and Beeswax, and Domesticate Swarms. Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Winchester Press, 1980. Hard Cover. Good / Good. ISBN: . Hardback with dust-wrapper. 184pp. Illustrated. D/w slightly marked and worn with a couple of small perforations. £8.50


[B0089] Dzierzon, Johann. Dzierzon’s Rational Bee-Keeping; Or, the Theory and Practice of Dr. Dzierzon. Houlston & Sons, 1882. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xvi, 350pp + adverts. Handsomely bound in full calf, retaining original wraps. Translated from the German Edition by H. Dieck and S. Stutterd, Edited and Revised by Charles Nash Abbott, 1st English ed., 1882. Upper wrapper with previous owner's signature and a marginal repair. £300.00


[B0086] Fabre, J. H.. Mason Bees. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback. vii, 324pp. A little wear to spine ends. Previous owner's details on ffep. £6.00



[B0085] Fabre, J. H.. Bramble Bees and Others. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. viii, 456pp. Nice clean copy, with slight wear only. Previous owner's details on ffep. £5.00


[B0014] Field, Oliver. Honey by the Ton. Barn Owl Books, 1983. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0950905704. Hardback with dust-wrapper. 198pp. Line drawings by Chris Wilkins. Sl. wear to dust-wrapper. Previous owner's name on ffep. £15.00


[B0054] Fraser, H. Malcolm. Beekeeping in Antiquity. University of London Press, 1931. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 157pp. Ex-University library with usual library markings. Slight wear only. A few pencil marks to margins. £20.00


[B0096] Free, John B. ; Butler,Colin G.. Bumblebees. London: Collins, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Hardback with protected dust-wrapper. xiv+208pp. with 46 photographs. Number 40 in the Collins New Naturalist series. 1959 1st edition. An excellent copy with just the slightest of wear to the dust-wrapper. £80.00


[B0011] Galton, Dorothy. The Bee-Hive - An Enquiry Into Its Origins and History. Dorothy Galton, 1982. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback. 105pp. Illustrated. Previous owner's label inside front cover. £12.50


[B0034] Galton, Dorothy. Survey of a Thousand Years of Beekeeping in Russia. London: Bee Research Association, 1971. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0900149000. Paperback. 90pp. Illustrated. Slight wear only. £5.00


[B0078] Geary, H.. Profitable Bee-Keeping. For Small-Holders and Others. C. Arthur Pearson, 1919. 4th Edition. Soft Cover. Good / No Jacket. Paperback, stiff pictorial card covers. 124pp. Photographic illustrations. Some wear and rubbing to covers. Old price on front cover. No.1 in the Smallholder Library series. £12.00


[B0052] Gregg, A. L.. The Philosophy and Practice of Bee-Keeping. Bee Craft, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / Fair. Hardback. 240pp. Frontis, illustrations and folding plates. Dust-wrapper chipped, worn and spotted. Edges spotted. Previous owner's name on ffep. £7.50


[B0039] Gregg, A. L.. The Philosophy and Practice of Bee-Keeping. Bee Craft, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 240pp. Frontis, illustrations and folding plates. Top edge spotted, corners worn. Old price on ffep. £6.50


[B0060] Hamilton, W.. The Art of Bee-Keeping. Herald Printing Works, 1945. 2nd Impression. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 182pp. Illustrated. Extremities worn, spine sunned. Sound binding, clean contents. £5.00


[B0035] Harrison, Charles. The Book of the Honey Bee. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1903. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xii, 132pp + adverts. With numerous illustrations chiefly after photographs by John C. Douglas. Pictorial front cover. Slightly edgeworn and rubbed. Gift message on verso of ffep. Vol. XIV in the Handbooks of Practical Gardening series. £15.00


[B0087] Hooper, M. M.. Common Sense Beekeeping. Link House Publications, 1947. 3rd Edition. Soft Cover. Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . Paperback. 78pp. Illustrated. Front cover slightly edgeworn. £7.00


[B0009] Hooper, Ted; Taylor, Mike. The Beekeeper's Garden. Alphabooks, A & C. Black, 1988. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . Hardback, laminated pictorial boards. 152pp. Illustrated. £7.00



[B0101] Huber, Francis. New Observations on the Natural History of Bees. Edinburgh: John Anderson, 1808. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback in a contemporary half-calf binding, marbled boards. xxv, 314pp. Folding engraved plate torn along folds, some light soiling, presentation inscription and small sticker to front endpaper, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed. £190.00


[B0091] Huish, Robert. The Cottager's Manual for the Management of his Bees, for Every Month in the Year both on the Suffocating and Depriving System; with the Necessary Instructions for the purchase of hives, and the general management of the Apiary. Wetton and Jarvis, 1821. 20th Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. Original printed covers. xvi, 18-99pp, 100-104pp adverts. Second edition, with considerable additions, founded on the most recent discoveries. Boards rubbed and worn. Previous owners' details on title page. Occasional spots to margins. £100.00


[B0102] Huish, Robert. Bees: Their Natural History and General Management. London: Henry Bohn, 1844. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback in original cloth. xxvii, 458pp + adverts. Engraved portrait. frontis, vignette title. Wood engraved illustrations to text. A new edition, greatly enlarged. Ring-mark stain on front board, new end-papers, spine a little faded. A few spots to frontis, but generally internally clean. £120.00


[B0093] Huish, Robert. Treatise on the Nature, Economy and Practical Management of Bees. London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1817. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback, recently nicely rebound in half calf with marbled boards, gilt titles to label on spine. 16pp [extract from Edinburgh Monthly Review], xxxvii, 400pp. 6 engraved plates including 2 folding. A little marginal discolouration to plates. An attractive copy. £135.00


[B0095] Huish, Robert. Treatise on the Nature, Economy and Practical Management of Bees. London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1815. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback, later rebound in cloth, gilt titles to label on spine. xxxiii, [1], 403pp index. 6 engraved plates, 2 of which have been mounted. pp. 209-220 with small closed tear in text, some underlining and marginalia. Moderate spotting and soiling. Scarce in the first edition. £190.00


[B0019] Hunter, John. A Manual of Bee-Keeping. Robert Hardwicke, 1875. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, decorative gilt titles to spine and front cover. 2nd edition. x, 239pp. Illustrated. Previous owner's details on half-title. Boards worn and rubbed. Head and tail of spine sl. frayed. £25.00


[B0020] Hunter, John. A Manual of Bee-Keeping. David Bogue, 1879. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback, decorative gilt titles to spine and front cover. 3rd edition. vii, 220pp + adverts. Illustrated. Previous owner's details on half-title. Slight wear to extremities, a small mark on front board. Inside a few spots to prelims but generally very good. £30.00


[B0068] Jenyns, F. G.. A Book About Bees. Their History, Habits, and Instincts, together with the First Principles of Modern Bee-Keeping for Young Readers. Wells Gardner Darton & Co, 1886. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xiv, 200pp. Nicely illustrated with plates and figures to the text. A lovely clean copy. Slight discolouration to spine and very slight wear to spine ends. £28.00


[B0066] Johnson, Christian Isobel. Scenes of Industry, Displayed in the Bee-Hive and the Ant-Hill. John Harris, 1830. 2nd Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback, recently rebound in half-calf, marbled boards. 1830. xii, 280pp + adverts. Vignette on title, complete with 6 engraved plates, each with 3 illustrations. A very good copy, in an attractive binding. £80.00





[B0030] Johnson, Christian Isobel. Scenes of Industry, Displayed in the Bee-Hive and the Ant-Hill. John Harris, 1827. First Edition. Half-Leather. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback, leather spine. nd. [circa 1827] xii, 212pp + adverts. Vignette on title, 5 of the 6 engraved plates present, a photocopy of the missing plate loosely inserted. Each engraved plate with 3 illustrations. Covers very worn. Top margin of the pages in the first half of book damp stained. Last few pages similarly stained, with some small losses to the top margins. £40.00


[B0048] Kennedy-bell, M. G.. The Joys Of Bee-Keeping. Herbert Jenkins, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback. 191pp. 4 plates and additional line drawings. Previous owner's stamp on ffep. Spine a little faded. Slight wear to extremities. £20.00


[B0103] Keys, John. A Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Bees. London: Lackington Allen and Co., 1814. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, original paper covered boards. xvi, 272pp + 4pp adverts. New edition. Two engraved plates. Boards sl. worn, nice clean copy inside. £175.00


[B0099] Keys, John. A Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Bees. London: Lackington Allen and Co., 1814. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback, recent half-calf binding with marbled boards. xvi, 272pp. New edition. Two engraved plates, bound without advert. leaf, occasional light soiling and water stains, mainly marginal. Previous owner's signature and blindstamp to title page. £200.00


[B0061] Laidlaw, Harry H. Jr.. Contemporary Queen Rearing. Hamilton, Illinois: Dadant, 1979. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . Hardback. 199pp. Illustrated. Previous owner's label on front pastedown. Slight wear only. £25.00


[B0036] Langstroth, L. L.. Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee. Illinois: Dedant & Sons, 1919. 20th Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. x,575pp + adverts. Frontis + 229 figures. Decorative spine and front cover. Slight wear to extremities. Nice bright copy. £15.00


[B0104] Langstroth, L. L.. A Practical Treatise on the Hive And Honey-Bee. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback, in original cloth binding. xii, 409pp. Frontis, vignette title. A well used copy, several pages soiled. 23 plates as called for, but plate 12 detached, soiled and torn with some loss. Spine end frayed, boards worn. £35.00


[B0062] Latter, O. H.. Bees and Wasps. Cambridge University Press, 1913. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. viii, 132pp. 21 illustrations in text. Previous owner’s name on ffep. Slight wear only. £8.00


[B0012] Lawes, Geoffrey. The Bee Book Book - a Manual for Collectors. Northern Bee Books, 1991. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0907908519. Paperback. 107pp. Illustrated. £6.00


[B0044] Lisney, A. F. E.. The Bee Walk - Being The Romance And Practice Of Beekeeping. Published By the Author, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback. 114pp. Frontis and 20 further illustrations. Ex-library with usual library markings. Boards a little grubby and edgeworn. £6.00


[B0041] Lund, H. J.. A Man and his Bees. A Bee-Keeper’s Chronicle. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. 156pp. Dust-wrapper frayed to top and bottom of spine with slight loss. A little wear only to the book itself. £7.50


[B0077] Maeterlinck, Maurice. The Life of the Bee. London: George Allen, 1912. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback. 235pp. Complete with 13 colour plates by E. J. Detmold as called for. Covers rather grubby with some marking and discolouration. Internally very good, clean and unmarked. £50.00

[B0045] Manley, R. O. B.. Honey Production in the British Isles. Faber, 1948. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 328pp. Illustrated. 3rd impression. Spine and rear board sun-discoloured. Front board sl. marked. £8.00


[B0075] Manley, R. O. B.. Honey Farming. Faber, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 293pp. Illustrated First edition. One corner bumped. £9.00


[B0003] Manley, R. O. B.. Honey Farming. Faber, 1948. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 293pp. Illustrated. 3rd impression. Spine sun-discoloured. One corner sl. bumped. £8.00


[B0043] Manley, R. O. B.. Honey Production in the British Isles. Faber, 1948. Hard Cover. Good+ / Fair. Hardback. 328pp. Illustrated. 3rd impression. Dust-wrapper frayed with some losses to spine ends. Exposed spine ends sun-discoloured. £9.00


[B0010] Manley, R. O. B.. Bee-Keeping in Britain. Faber, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback. 439pp. Illustrated. Boards rather worn. Some water staining to end-papers. Contents generally clean. Previous owner's details on ffep. £10.00


[B0033] McIndoo, N. E.. Sense Organs on the Mouth-Parts of the Honey Bee. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1916. Soft Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Paperback. 55pp. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 65, Issue 14. Spine strip splitting on cover, text body now detached from paper covers. £7.00


[B0063] McNicol, Harry. The Young Beekeeper. Frederick Warne and Co., 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / Poor. Hardback. 127pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper torn with major loss. A little edge-wear but internally clean. £7.00


[B0032] McNicol, Harry. The Young Beekeeper. Frederick Warne and Co., 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 127pp. Illustrated. Ex-school library, with library marking to title and contents pages. Faint tape marks to boards, slight wear to extremities. £5.00


[B0021] Miller, Thomas. Birds, Bees and Blossoms, Original Poems for Children. J & C Brown, 1858. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, gilt titles to decoratively blind-stamped front cover. nd. [1858] 112pp. Illustrated by Birket Foster. Coloured frontis, now rather foxed with some water staining to fore-margin. Some wear to boards, spine ends a little frayed. Exterior spine edges splitting, but binding remains secure. Inside some occasional spotting. Gift message on ffep. £18.00


[B0016] Mills, John. An Essay on the Management of Bees: Wherein is Shewn the Method of Rearing Those Useful Insects; And that the Practice Of Saving Their Lives When Their Honey and Wax Are Taken from Them Was Known to the Antients, and is, In Itself, Simple and Easily .... Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . Hardback. 176pp. Facsimile reprint of original 1766 edition. £18.00


[B0092] Milton, John. The Practical Bee-keeper; Or, Concise and Plain Instructions for the Management of Bees and Hives. London: John W. Parker, 1843. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 1st ed., 1843. viii, 147pp + 4 pp. pubs. list at end. Wood-engraved frontis., illustrations. Recent owner's sticker to front pastedown, no ffep. Original cloth, spine rubbed and faded, small ink stain to rear board. £200.00


[B0047] Morse, Roger A.. Comb Honey Production. Ithaca: Wicwas Press, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Hardback. 128pp. Illustrated. An excellent copy in a very good dust-wrapper. Slightest wear only. £50.00




[B0051] Nixon, Gilbert. The World of Bees. Hutchinson, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Fair. Hardback. 214pp. Colour frontis and 15 further illustrations. Dust-wrapper chipped and worn with slight losses. Book itself VG. £7.50


[B0064] Nutt, Thomas ; Clark, Thomas Rev.. Humanity to Honey Bees: or, Practical Directions for the Management of Honey Bees upon an Improved and Humane Plan. London: John Leach, 1939. 5th Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 20th century library binding in cloth, gilt titles to spine. xxx, 281pp. Illustrated with all plates and figures as called for including 2 folding plates. Ex-library with library markings to title page and verso. Previous owner's details on first blank. Plates and contents clean and in very good condition. £40.00


[B0084] Park, Robert B.. The Dance of the Honey Bee. Northern Bee Books, 1996. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback, staple bound. 36pp. Illustrated. A very good copy. £5.00

[B0046] Pellett, Frank Chapman. A Living From Bees. New York: Orange Judd, Hard Cover. Good / Poor. Hardback. 304pp + adverts. Numerous bw illustrations. Dust-wrapper water stained torn with some losses. Inside some water staining mainly to margins of the first few pages. A little margin spotting and discolouration. £12.00


[B0094] Purchas, Samuel. A Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects. Wherein especially the Nature, the Worth, the Work, the Wonder, and the manner of Right-ordering of the Bee, is Discovered and Described. London: Thomas Parkhurst (printer), 1657. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, full calf. [22], 207, [11], 257-387pp. Parts 1 and 2 bound together. Title page frayed to fore-edge, lined to verso & repaired. Fore-edge margins of few other leaves at front of volume repaired, damp-mottling and repaired holes to final five leaves (with some loss of text), lower half of last leaf excised and repaired, some dampstaining and few marks. New endpapers, recent calf with original sheep spine and covers relaid, recent title label. £900.00


[B0071] Ratcliff, John R.. Beekeeper's Folly. London: Macdonald, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xv, 270pp. Colour frontis, 25 plates. Signed by the author on the ffep. Slightest wear only. £6.50


[B0059] Rendl, Gorg. The Way of Bee. London: Longmans Green & Co, 1933. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 167pp. Colour frontis. Occasional spotting mainly to first and last few pages. £5.00


[B0067] Richardson, H. D. ; Westwood J. O.. The Hive and the Honey-Bee : with an Account of the Diseases of the Insect, With Their Remedies. London: Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1852. Soft Cover. Good / No Jacket. Paperback. vii, 122pp + 8pp adverts. Engraved frontis and title. Illustrations to text. A new edition much enlarged by J.O. Westwood. Covers worn and grubby. Spine backstrip now largely lost. Contents generally clean. £50.00


[B0022] Robinson, J. F.. British Bee-Farming. Its Profits and Pleasures. Chapman Hall, 1889. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xiii, 206pp. Illustrations within text. Library blind-stamp to ffep, no other library markings apparent. Corners a little bumped, some wear to extremities. Covers sl. marked. Inside owner's details in pencil on title page. £30.00


[B0005] Root, A. I.. The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture. The A. I. Root Company, 1947. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback. 720pp. Illustrated. Reprint. Decorative front cover. Slight wear to extremities. £12.50


[B0083] Ruttner, Friedrich; Milner, Eric; Dews, John E.. The Dark European Honey Bee. Apis mellifera mellifera Linnaeus 1758. British Isles Bee Breeders Association, 2004. 2nd Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback. 52pp. Illustrated. An excellent copy with few signs of use. £8.00


[B0082] Samsom, G. Gordon. Bees For Pleasure And Profit; A Guide To The Manipulation Of Bees, The Production Of Honey, And The General Management Of The Apiary. Crosby, Lockwood and Son., 1921. 5th Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xii, 122pp + 16pp adverts. 56 illustrations in the text. Spine a little skewed. Previous owner's name stamped on ffep. £12.00


[B0037] Saunders, Edward. Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants - and Other Stinging Insects. London: George Routledge, 1907. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xiii, 144pp. nd. [circa 1907] With numerous illustrations in the text, and four coloured plates by Constance A. Saunders. Head of spine frayed, that aside all very good. £7.50


[B0069] Sharp, Dallas Lore. The Spirit Of The Hive: Contemplations Of A Beekeeper. New York: Harper and Brothers, First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 240pp. Covers a little worn and slightly marked. Spine lettering now somewhat faded. Contents clean. £18.00


[B0073] Shuckard, W. E.. British Bees: An Introduction to the Study of the Natural History and Economy of the Bees Indiginous to the British Isles. L. Reeve and Co., 1866. Hard Cover. Good+ / No Jacket. Hardback. xvi, 371pp. 16 colour plates. nd. [circa 1866]. No publishers adverts. Some wear to extremities. Spine sl. faded. Previous owners' details on ffep and following blank. Nice and clean inside. £30.00


[B0057] Simmins, S.. A Modern Bee Farm and its Economic Management. Published By the Author, 1928. 5th Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. xvi, 506pp. Illustrated. Some wear to extremities. Spine a little discoloured. Small loss to ffep. £7.00


[B0088] Smith, Francis G.. Beekeeping - a Beginner's Guide to Profitable Honey and Beeswax Production. Oxford University Press, 1963. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback. [ix], 129pp. Illustrated. In the Oxford Tropical Handbooks series. Ex-library with usual library markings. Boards rubbed, spine ends slightly frayed. £12.00


[B0076] Smith, Jay. Better Queens. 1949: Jay Smith, First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 100pp. Numerous photographic illustrations. Some wear to covers, one corner bumped. Previous owner's details on ffep. A few spots to title page, last page slightly marked. £50.00


[B0042] Smith, Victor J.. Down among the Beefolk: Pen-pictures for Young People. Kingsgate Press, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. 74pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper a little chipped to top edge and spine ends. £7.00


[B0040] Snodgrass, R. E.. The Skeleto-Muscular Mechanisms of the Honey Bee. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1942. Soft Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Paperback. 120pp. Illustrated. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 103, Number 2. Ex-library with usual library markings. Some wear to covers. £7.00


[B0004] Spiller, John. The Advantages of the House Apiary. John Spiller, 1952. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Hardback. 56pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Slight wear to dust-wrapper. A very good copy. £10.00


[B0023] Stevens, Ken. Alphabetical Guide for Bee-Keepers. Volume 1. Ken Stevens, 1977. Soft Cover. Good / No Jacket. Card covers, spiral bound. 235pp. Illustrated. A little wear to covers. £5.00


[B0025] Stevens, Ken. Apiculture for Schools. Ken Stevens, 1977. Soft Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. Paperback 138pp. Illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Slight wear only. £5.00



[B0050] Stuart, Frank S.. City of the Bees. George Allen & Unwin, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. 183pp. Dust-wrapper chipped to edges, that aside all very good. £5.00


[B0056] Sturges, Arthur M.. Practical BeeKeeping. Cassell and Co., 1924. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Hardback. xix, 307pp, 16 plates. Lacks frontis. Ex-library with usual library markings. Sound reading copy. £6.00


[B0013] Taylor, Richard. The Joys of Beekeeping. Barrie & Jenkins, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / Fair. ISBN: 0214202100. Hardback with dust-wrapper. 166pp. Illustrations by Meri Shardin. D/w frayed with a couple of tears. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. £15.00


[B0007] Taylor, Richard. New Comb Honey Book. Interlaken, New York, U.S.A.: Linden Books, 1981. Soft Cover. Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0960328858. Paperback. 112pp. Illustrated. Covers slightly creased and edgeworn. Previous owner's label inside front cover. £15.00


[B0027] Vernon, Frank. Hogs at the Honeypot - The Story of Hampshire Beekeepers. BBNO, 1981. Soft Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . Paperback. 104pp Illustrated.. Signed by the author on the half-title. Couple of small marks to the front cover. £7.50


[B0006] Von Frisch, Karl. Bees - Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language. Cornell University Press, 1951. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 1951 3rd impression. 119pp. Illustrated. Ex-library with internal library blind-stamps. Boards rather worn. £6.00


[B0055] Webb, Addison. Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure. Museum Press, 1947. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. 2nd impression. 160pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper a little chipped. Book itself VG. £5.00


[B0002] Wedmore, E. B.. A Manual of Beekeeping for English-Speaking Beekeepers. Edward Arnold, 1942. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 413pp. Reprint. Slight wear to extremities. £6.50


[B0081] Wedmore, E. B.. Successful Bee-Keeping. W. & G. Foyle, 1946. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 163pp.Illustrated. Spine sl. faded. Gift message in pencil on ffep. £5.00


[B0079] Wedmore, E. B.. The Ventilation of Bee-Hives. Bee Craft, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 115pp. Illustrated. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. Couple of marks of the ffep, but a nice clean copy with little wear. £8.00


[B0080] Wedmore, E. B.. The Ventilation of Bee-Hives. Bee Craft, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Hardback. 115pp. Illustrated. Dust-wrapper chipped to spine ends. Excellent unmarked copy with a decent d/w. £10.00


[B0098] Weeks, John M.. A Manual: or an Easy Method of Managing Bees, in the most Profitable Manner to their Owner, with Infallible Rules to Prevent their Destruction by the Moth. Middlebury, VT: Elam R. Jewett (printers), 1837. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback, half leather binding with marbled boards. [4], 72pp, [2]. Contemporary. manuscript to front endpaper, rear free endpaper frayed. Top of spine frayed with sl. loss. Board edges a little rubbed. £85.00


[B0024] Whiston, John W.. History of the Staffordshire Beekeepers' Associations 1876-1976. Staffordshire Beekeepers' Associations, 1976. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Paperback. 85pp. Illustrated. Due a printer's error page 57 is lacking, a second page 60 has been bound in its place - upsidedown! Covers sl. marked and worn. £10.00



[B0049] Whitcombe, Harry J.. Bees are my Business. Victor Gollancz, 1956. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Hardback. 245pp. Illustrated. Spine sl. faded, skewed. £5.00


[B0053] Wildman, Thomas. A Treatise on the Management of Bees. Kingsmead Reprints, 1970. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: . Hardback. Facsimile reprint of original 1770 edition. Slight wear only. £12.00



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