Beekeeping, Five Titles in French, 1740-1928.
Louis Liger's Traite Curieux des Mouches a Miel, Paris: Saugrain, 1740, illustrated with two woodcuts, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt-tooled spine, red label, some water stains to contents, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.
Guillaume Louis Formanoir de Palteau's Nouvelle Construction de Ruches de Bois, avec la Facon d'y Gouverner les Abeilles, Metz: Collignon, 1756, octavo, extra engraved title, and five folding engraved plates bound after the text, bound in full contemporary sponge-decorated calf, spine tooled in gilt, red label, some marginal spots in text, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.
Jacques Joseph Ducarne de Blangy's Traite de l'Education Economique des Abeilles, Paris: Gueffier, 1771, two parts and supplement in one volume, two folding plates after the text, in full contemporary sponged calf, gilt-tooled spine, a bit dry, joints slightly cracked, headcap chipped, bottom half of text leaves water stained, 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Beville's Traite de l'Education des Abeilles et leur Conservation, Paris: Demonville, 1804, author's manuscript presentation on title in a small hand; illustrated with one folding plate; [bound with] Lombard's Manuel Necessaire au Villageois pour Soigner les Abeilles, Paris: Migneret et al., 1802, octavo, with Lombard's signature at the foot of the "Avis" on the verso of the half-title, with two full page engravings, in contemporary half leather with paste paper boards, gilt-tooled spine, in a custom box, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
[and] Maurice Maeterlinck's La Vie des Abeilles, Paris: Charpentier, 1928, octavo printed on inferior paper, browned and brittle, bound in half leather, decoratively tooled spine, 7 x 4 1/2 in. (5)
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