C1854

the-naturalists-library-insects-volvii-bees-jardine

Author:

Sir William Jardine (1800 - 1874)

Wonderful fully illustrated book with hand coloured engravings of bees and bee-keeping. Jardine’s The Naturalist’s Library, containing a comprehensive description on all aspects of bee-keeping with numerous illustrations of hives, tools and various bee species.  Engraved title page, an uncoloured … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

the-naturalists-library-insects-volvii-bees-jardine

Date:

C1854

Author:

Sir William Jardine (1800 - 1874)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hard cover.

Image Size: 

105mm 
x 165mm
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the-naturalists-library-insects-volvii-bees-jardine - Antique Print from 1854

Genuine antique
dated:

1854

Description:

Wonderful fully illustrated book with hand coloured engravings of bees and bee-keeping.

Jardine’s The Naturalist’s Library, containing a comprehensive description on all aspects of bee-keeping with numerous illustrations of hives, tools and various bee species.  Engraved title page, an uncoloured portrait of Huber and 30 hand coloured plates of bees. Small
8vo, red pressed cloth, gilt decoration to front boards, gilt lettering
to spines, top edge gilt.  With the bookplate of Alan Francis Brooke.

Biography:

Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet of Applegirth (1800-1874)

Jardine was a Scottish naturalist best known for the series The Naturalist’s Library.

Jardine was one of the founders of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club, and contributed to the founding of the Ray Society. Ornithology was his primary interest but he also studied ichthyology, botany and geology. His private natural history museum and library are said to have been the finest in Britain.

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