The Mind of the Bees
Methuen, 1939. Illustrated by Line Drawings. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 146 pages An attempt to understand what makes bees do what they do. Although it is a scientific study the experiments are simple and this book is written in such clear terms as to be accessible to all (Book ref. 009672) £12.50
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping
Poole: Blandford, 1985. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 071371624X Stout binding in plain brown cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. Unmarked. No loose pages or creases. The dustjacket has some edge-wear and is slightly faded at the spine. This is an illustrated A-Z guide to beekeeping past and present. 432pp. (Book ref. 008251) £50.00
The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees;
Massachusetts, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967. HARDBACK, original beige cloth, with gilt lettering on spine label, coloured pictorial dust-jacket (a little rubbed and chipped with two small losses) with loose clear plastic cover, small illustration 'frontispiece' of bees dancing, pages xiv, 566, figs., 454, tables 45, 4to., (7.5" x 10"), very small hole in last page of preface, otherwise a very fine, bright copy. (Book ref. 6284) £55.00
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping;
Poole, Blandford Press, 1985. HARDBACK, original brown cloth, with gilt lettering on spine, coloured pictorial dust-jacket in fine condition, illustration on half-title, decorative frontispiece extending on to title-page, pages 432, profusely illustrated throughout with photographs in b/w and colour, line drawings, tables and charts, cr. 4to., (7.25" x 9.75"), slightly faded at head and tail, otherwise a very fine, bright copy internally. (Book ref. 6283) £95.00
The Lore of the Honey-Bee Sixth Edition
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1913. Sixth Edition. Cloth Hardback. Very Good +/Good -. 12mo Apart from some pale brown fox spots on the page edges when the book is closed the interior of the book is tight and clean. The cloth covers have a faded browned patch on the spine and minimla rubbing of the cover edges. The dustwrapper has been supportively repaired and has scuffing and dustiness. The spine has approximately 2/3 missing and the turnover fold has piecs missing. (Book ref. 017208) £9.00
Hindhead, Surrey: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd., 1980. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo 0 904558 681 A Near Fine copy of this guide for someone taking up Apiary. (Book ref. 003543) £6.00
Beekeeping Up to Date
London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney: Cassell & Company,Limited, 1941. Seventh Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 12mo Very bright for a sixty year old paperback ! ! 110 pages and advertisements, 10 b/w plates and some in-text diagrams. Tight and clean, no foxing. (Book ref. 002258) £7.00
The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us.
London: John Murray, 2004. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Book ref. 231) £10.00
The Behaviour and Social Life of Honeybees [ Bees ]
London: Bee Research Association Limited, 1953. First (& only) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair. 8vo Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). 352pp, with an extensive list of bibliographical references and 66 figures in the text, plus a frontispiece plate and 8 further plates with a total of 11 b/w photo illustrations. Very good, in the original light-grey cloth-covered boards/black spine title, and with the price-clipped and edge-rubbed, but otherwise good, illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 003878) £25.00
The House Apiary
1952 A Hard Backed copy with No Dust Jacket in Poor condition. Green cloth boards rubbed with some damp staining to edges. Small Format. 56pp Illustrated. (Book ref. 25378) £5.00
The World Of The Honey Bee. With 2 colour photographs and 87 black and white photographs taken by the Author.
London. Readers Union / Collins. "New Naturalist" series. 1st Reprint of the 1954, (1st). edition. 1959. Hardback. 8vo.Pp.,xiv,226. Photo illustrations, as title, including colour frontis. Publishers green cloth, gilt. A few quite light spots on end papers and adjacent leaf at each end of book. Else all pages clean and fresh. Tight binding and sound covers. Book in VG++ condition. Unclipped D.w. has slightly sunned spine, with tiny nicks at head, and is VG. We specialise in Scholarly Books.. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 8925) £38.50
City of the Bees
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1953. Good-/Fair. 8vo Wear to the dustjackets extremities with pieces missing to the spine. 183pp. Ink drawing to page 47 and to the rear otherwise a nice copy. (Book ref. 064671) £5.00
The Apiary; or, Bees, Beehives, and Bee Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees and the Most Improved Methods of Management.
London: Kent and Co.; George Neighbour and Sons, 1866. Second edition. 8vo. (4), i-viii, xv-xxiii, (1), 274, iii pp. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt hive and lettering to upper board, gilt lettered to spine, plain endpapers, the old printed name plate of Sir Richard Farrant to front pastedown. Two plates, one of which is coloured. Black and white illustrations set in text throughout. Head and foot of spine slightly worn, with a very small tear at head, otherwise a very good copy. British Bee Books, no. 307. (Book ref. 19200) £75.00
Producing, Preparing, Exhibiting and Judging Bee Produce
London: British Bee Journal Office, 1912. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 130mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp [xii], 168 + 8pp adverts with illustrations; adverts to rear cover], with frontispiece portrait, vignette drawings and 66 illustrations in b/w photo and line.Very good, in the original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles and a laid-down b/w photo. [British Bee Bibliography ref. 458]. (Book ref. 003746) £30.00
Honey as Healer
London: Emerson Press, N.D.. paperback. Very Good. Stapled booklet - stapling slightly oxidised, but intact. Light brown wrappers; light wear; very lightly marked. Amazon give publication date as 1971, though the book is, in fact, undated. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 40 pages (Book ref. 15268) £7.00
Modern Bee-Keeping: A Handbook for Cottagers
Longmans, Green & Co.: The British Bee-Keepers' Association, 1903. Ninth Edition. Soft Covers. Good. 16mo Revised and Enlarged by the Council of the British Bee-Keeper' Association. 103pp. Slim pamphlet. Disbound - housed in a 'home-made' paper cover with title hand written to spine. Contents generally clean and bright. Binding fairly loose. Illustrated. An unusual item. (Book ref. 062555) £80.00
The Practical Bee Guide. A Manual of Modern Beekeeping.
Dublin: Talbot Press, 1949. 15th. Edn. pp. vii, 249.plus 6pp. commercial adverts. With 117 text illustrations from photographs and in line. The original printed card covers are lightly faded. This apart a very good to near very good plus copy. (Book ref. 5753) £10.00
THE SPIRIT OF THE HIVE : Contemplations of a Beekeeper ... 1925 First Edition in original cloth
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1925. Hard cover, dark green cloth lettered in gilt, 8vo, 240pp. Stated First Edition. Condition: externally VG-; contents VG+ (dust on top edge); no d/j. Packed weight 800g. (Book ref. 18964) £24.95
Outlines of FARM MANAGEMENT and the ORGANIZATION OF FARM LABOUR ... 1880 First Edition.
Published by Crosby Lockwood & Co., London, 1880. Hard cover, dark green cloth decorated in black with gilt spine lettering; 7" x 4.5", v + 272pp + lengthy publisher's catalogue. First Edition. Rare title. Condition: VG-. Packed weight 500g. (Book ref. 14634) £58.50
ABOUT BEES AND HONEY ... First Edition, .
Published for the Natural Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd., Over, Cambridge, 1979. Octavo paperback, 32pp, stapled spine. ISBN 0851221874. Condition: VG, veritcal crease on back cover near spine. Packed weight 200g. (Book ref. 12770) £7.50