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Beekeeping, Three Titles in English, 1744-1842.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Beekeeping, Three Titles in English, 1744-1842.
John Thorley's Melisselogia, or the Female Monarchy, London: for the Author, sold by N. Thorley and J. Davidson, 1744, first edition, octavo, illustrated with engraved frontis and four plates (one folding), bound in contemporary boards, rebacked, title page stained and weak, mounted on Japanese paper, toning to some text leaves, 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.
Thomas Wildman's (d. 1781) A Treatise on the Management of Bees, London: for the Author, sold by Cadell, 1768, first edition, large quarto, illustrated with three folding engravings, bound in full contemporary tan calf, boards with decorative rolled border in gold, spine tooled in gilt compartments with red label, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
[and] William Charles Cotton's My Bee Book, London: Rivington, 1842, octavo, bound in full contemporary cloth, with a bee-themed gold stamp on both boards, 7 3/4 x 5 in. (3)
Estimate $600-800


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London, John Thorley, Thomas Wildman, William Charles Cotton

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