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[BAZIN (Gilles Augustin)]. The Natural History of Bees. Containing An Account of their Production, their Oeconomy, the manner of their making Wax and Honey, and the best Methods for the Improvement and Preservation of them. Translated from the French.1744

London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton; and P. Vailant, First English edition, 8vo (215 x 125 mm), [16], 452, [16]pp., 12 folding engraved plates, occasional light spotting but text generally clean and bright, cont. full calf, "Bees" in MS. to spine, a very nice copy indeed. An unsigned advertisement states 'I have taken all the materials from the memoirs of M. de Réaumur.' There is no literal translation into English of Réaumur's Memoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes, 1734-42. Provenance: Neat early ownership signature in ink at head of title page "Elizabeth Lloyd." Harding, British Bee Books, 96.

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