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Keys, John.
The Antient [Ancient] Bee-Master’s Farewell. Or, full and plain directions for the management of bees to the greatest advantage; disclosing further improvements of the hives, boxes, and other instruments, to facilitate the operations; especially that of separating double and treble hives or boxes, with certainty and safety, without injuring the bees.....interspersed with new but important observations.
Robinson, London., 1796. 1st. Ed.. pp.xvi, 273 with two plates. Contents very clean. More recent quarter-calf leather binding with marbled boards. Leather spine has raised bands and gilt lettering. Binding in fine condition also. A lovely copy. Scarce. (Harding 154). John Keys was a Welsh Bee-keeper and indeed wrote this work from Bee-Hall near Pembroke. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: C.Arden Bookseller [United Kingdom]
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