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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI. by Sir William Jardine [editor] - 1st Edition - 1840 - from E C Books (SKU: 032966)

The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.

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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.

by Sir William Jardine [editor]

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  • hardcover
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1840 A good copy of the first edition in half leather binding. Contents with black and white frontispiece portrait of Huber; hand coloured vignette title page showing bees; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert (which hints at authorship but does not give a name); contents listing; text with black and white illustrations; and 30 plates bound at the rear - of which 19 are hand coloured. The binding is green calf with maroon cobble cloth sides. It is sound and clean. The spine has 5 compartments separated by slightly raised gilt bands. Title and volume labels are missing. There is split in the top spine compartment at the joint with the back board but joints otherwise look sound. There is scuffing to the leather corners and fading to the cloth towards the edges. Internally there is the signature of A Shafto Barthropp to the fep. Contents are very clean. There is some spotting to the foredge which is occasionally visible at the side edges of some text and the odd plate page. The tissue guards to the plates have some offsetting and spotting.


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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.
Sir William Jardine [editor]
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Used - Good
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1st Edition
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Entomology; Jardine's Naturalist's Library; Bees; bee-keeping; nineteenth century bee books; a shafto barthropp
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NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Entomology/Insects;
16mo - over 5� - 6�" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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