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Wighton, John.
The History and Management of Bees, with notice of a newly-constructed hive by the author.gardener to Lord Stafford.
1st. Ed. Pub. Longman & Co., London & Bacon, Kinnebrook & Bacon, Norwich. 1842. pp. illus. frontis., title page, preface, xii, 103 with 3 further illus. and Subscribers list in text. 8vo. Hardback. Neat, period signature of ‘R. Hogarth’ to ffep. Contents in thor. vg. condition. Original binding, with beautiful blind-tooled decoration and gilt lettering to front board, in thor. vg. condition. A very pleasing copy of this decidedly scarce work. Wighton kept bees and wrote this book based on his experiences and knowledge of beekeeping. Suscribers listed in this work numbered 181 in total. They included the gardeners of some of the great houses of the period, and perhaps most interestingly, a number of highly respected beekeepers, the likes of Rev. Charles Cotton and J.H Payne. The frontispiece illustration show the ‘Improved Polish Hive’. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: C. Arden (Bookseller) ABA [Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom]

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