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Brother Adam with a Forward (sic) by Professor Dr. F. Ruttner In Search of the Best Strains of Bees and the Results of the Evaluations of the Crosses and Races
Hebden Bridge: Northern Bee Books, 1983. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Boards. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo. 0907908063 Hardback.160mm x 227mm tall (6.25" x 9" approx.). 206pp, with a colour photograph frontispiece plate, 71 b/w photographs and a map. Very good, in the original boards/gilt titles (Book ref. 004075) £25.00
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Bill, Lesley For the Love of Bees. The Story of Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1989. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 0715372611 Hardback.145mm x 220mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 159pp + 16 plates with a total of 24 b/w photos. Line-drawn frontispiece plate and other illustrations & maps in the text. Very good, in the original tan board/gilt spine title, and unclipped, colour-photo illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 004074) £10.00
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Manley, R.O.B. [ Robert Orlando Beater Manley ] Bee-Keeping in Britain [ Beekeeping ]
London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1948. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo Hardback 8vo., 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). 439pp, with tipped-in Errata slip and some figures in the text, plus a frontispiece plate with 2 colour-photographs, a single-sided plate leaf with 2 further colour-photos, and 28 plates with a total of 49 b/w photo illustrations. Prelims spotted, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. British Bee Bibliography reference [B.B.B.] 715. The most extensive of the author's three excellent books. (Book ref. 004071) £25.00
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Brother Adam, O.B.E. Bee-Keeping at Buckfast Abbey, with a section on Meadmaking
Geddington, Northants: British Bee Publications Ltd, 1974. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. Signed by Author Hardback.150mm x 217mm tall (6" x 8.5" approx.). 87pp + 16 plates with a total of 34 b/w photos. Very good, in the original photo-illustrated laminated boards/white title. Signed by the Author on the title-page 'Br. Adam 22.9.76' (Book ref. 004079) £60.00
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Weightman, Colin Tales of a Border Beekeeper. A Selection of the Bee Keeping Notes of Colin Weightman Which Appeared in the British Bee Journal Between 1960-1990
Durham: Ian S Copinger, 1991. First Edition. Quarter Cloth/card. Almost Fine. 4to. 0951689932 Limited Edition 208mm x 290mm tall (8.25" x 11.5" approx.). Pp (xviii), 94 with a total of 84 b/w photos. Almost fine, in the original illustrated soft-card covers/red cloth spine. Limited edition of 100, of which this is No. 38. Uncommon (Book ref. 004070) £45.00
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Yates, J.D. & B.D. Beekeeping Study Notes for the BBKA Examinations, Basic & Intermediate [ Bee-Keeping ]
Burrowbridge: Bee Books New and Old, 1991. First Edition?. Almost Fine. 4to 0905652207 210mm x 297 mm tall (8.25" x 11.75" approx.). 173pp, with some text figs., with the 'Erratum' slip laid-down to the front cover verso. Almost fine, in the original illustrated, soft yellow card covers. Undated, but probably 1991 (Book ref. 004069) £15.00
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SammatARO, Diana and Avitabile, Alphonse, with a Foreword by Roger A. Morse The Beekeeper's Handbook
Ithaca and London: Comstock Publishing Associates, a Division of Cornell University Press, 1998. Illustrated by Sammataro, Diana and Propst, Jan. Third Edition. Almost Fine. 4to. 0801485037 Landscape-format, 280mm x 215mm tall (11" x 8.5" approx.). Pp (xiv), 190 with line-drawings. Almost fine, in the original illustrated soft-card covers (Book ref. 004068) £15.00
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Evans, J.H. The Complete Guide to Beekeeping [ Bee-Keeping ]
London: Unwin Hyman Limited, 1989. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 00403747 Hardback, 210mm x 265mm tall (8.25" x 11.5" approx.). 192pp , illustrated throughout in colour, b/w photo and line. Very good, in the original cream boards/gilt spine title, and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 004067) £18.00
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Mace, Herbert, Fully revised edition prepared by Owen Meyer The Complete Handbook of Bee-Keeping [ Beekeeping ]
London: Ward Lock Limited, 1976. First Edition Thus. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 0706316150 Hardback, 192mm x 253mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 192pp, with illustrations in b/w and line. Very good, in the original dun boards/gilt spine title, and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 004065) £18.00
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Couston, Robert. N.D.B. Principles of Practical Beekeeping [ Bee-Keeping ]
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge: Northern Bee Books, 1990. Revised (& best) Edition. Very Good. 4to 0907908489 209mm x 298mm tall (8.25" x 11.75" approx.). Pp (vi), 81, with 224 b/w photographs. Very good, in the original illustrated soft-card covers (Book ref. 004063) £10.00
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Evans, Jeremy, in Collaboration with Sheila Barrett The Complete Guide to Beekeeping [ Bee-Keeping ]
London: Unwin Hyman Limited, 1989. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 00403747 Hardback, 210mm x 265mm tall (8.25" x 11.5" approx.). 192pp , illustrated throughout in colour, b/w photo and line. Very good, in the original cream boards/gilt spine title, and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 004062) £18.00
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Flottum, Kim The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping. a Fascinating Reference with Recipes for Enjoying Your Produce [ Bee-Keeping ]
Hove: Apple Press, 2005. First Edition, Second Issue. Fine. 4to 1845430212 Hardback, 205mm x 254mm tall (8" x 10" approx.). 167pp , illustrated throughout in colour. Fine, in the original colour photo-illustrated soft-card covers (Book ref. 004060) £10.00
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Morse, Roger & Hooper, Ted - Editors The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping [ Bee-Keeping ]
Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1985. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 4to 071371624x Hardback, 190mm x 253mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 432pp , profusely illustrated with photographs (both b/w & colour), drawings and diagrams. Very good, in the original brown boards/gilt spine-title. The colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper, which is lightly sunned to the spine and has a one-inch repaired tear to the upper edge, is otherwise good. A heavy book, for which some additional postage may be required. (Book ref. 004059) £85.00
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Sims, Donald, FRICS, NDB Sixty Years with Bees. A review of the lessons learned, the practices adopted, and the equipment used by a 40-colony spare time beekeeper in diverse parts of England
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge: Northern Bee Books, 1997. First Edition. Very Good. 0907908748 162m x 240mm tall (6.5" x 9.5" approx.). Pp xii, 282pp, with 32 colour photographs and illustrations in b/w and line. Very good, in the original colour-photo illustrated soft-card covers (Book ref. 004076) £15.00
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Sims, Donald, FRICS, NDB Sixty Years with Bees. A review of the lessons learned, the practices adopted, and the equipment used by a 40-colony spare time beekeeper in diverse parts of England
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge: Northern Bee Books, 1997. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Very Good. 0907908799 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xii, 282pp, with 32 colour photographs and illustrations in b/w and line. Fine, in the original red boards/gilt spine title, and unclipped and very good, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 004066) £18.00
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Dodd, Victor Beemasters of the Past
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge: Northern Bee Books, 1983. Illustrated by Jenny Brown. First & Only Edition. Very Good. 0907908098 150mm x 210mm tall. Pp x, 110 with b/w frontispiece and text illustrations. Very good, in the original brown, yellow & white soft-card covers with illustrations of a bee and a Victorian gentleman in a hat with bee-veil. The aim of the book is not so much to trace the development of men's knowledge of bees and beekeeping, but more to highlight some of those who have concerned themselves in this field, comparatively little having been written heretofore about the people who have devoted their time to the study of bees and the development of the craft. (Book ref. 004077) £15.00
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Michener, Charles Duncan The Social Behavior of the Bees: A Comparative Study (ISBN: 0674811755 / 0-674-81175-5)
Belknap Press - Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. First Edition. Thick 4to hardback. 404pp, many illustrations. Appendix: Scientific Names. Glossary, Index. NEAR-NEW IN D/W * Characterizes and describes all levels of social organization in the bees. (Book ref. 117856) £60.00
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[Bazin, G. A.]: The Natural History of Bees. Containing an account of their Production, their Oecomony, the manner of their making Wax and Honey, and the best Methods for the Improvement and Preservation of them;
London, J & P Knapton, 1744. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on black spine label, pages: [xiii], 452, index - [xiv], folding plates 12, 8vo., 120mm x 197mm, (4.75" x 7.75"), end-papers a little brown, light spotting to first few pages and some others, ink stamp on verso of title-page "Silvanus Chirm, Kentith-Town, 1789", small creased area on index pages, otherwise a very fine, bright copy of this book. (Book ref. 6689) £625.00
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Bagster, Samuel: The Management of Bees. With a Description of the "Ladies Safety Hive": 1st ed.;
London, Samuel Bagster, 1834. HARDBACK, green cloth with pattern of leaves, gilt lettering on black spine label some of which is missing, lacks frontispiece, black and red lettering to vignette title-page, pages: xx, 244, illustrative wood engravings, 40, sm. 8vo., 100mm x 165mm, (4" x 6.5"), two inscriptions to former owners on front free end-paper which has small piece of lower corner missing, corners, head and tail slightly bumped with small losses, covers lightly rubbed with circular 'cup' stain on front, some very light spotting to end-papers, small mark on title-page, otherwise a very fine, bright copy. (Book ref. 6688) £125.00
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Brown, Herbert: A Bee Melody;
London, Andrew Melrose Limited, 1923. HARDBACK, original blind-embossed green cloth, gilt embossed design of bee on front cover and spine, gilt lettering on spine, red and black lettering to title-page, pages: [i], 274, top edges green, cr. 8vo., 120mm x 190mm, (4.75" x 7.5"), former owner's names on front free end-paper, head and tail bumped, corners lightly rubbed, small marks on covers and spine, some browning to end-papers, occasional light pencilled marginalia, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Books 502. (Book ref. 6645) £15.00
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