BEEKEEPING BUTLER (CHARLES) The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees... Together with the Right Ordering of Them from Time to Time: and the Sweet Profit Arising Ther'of, Oxford, William Turner, 1634

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BUTLER (CHARLES)
The Feminine Monarchie, 1634

Sold for £ 4,062 (US$ 5,415) inc. premium
BEEKEEPING
BUTLER (CHARLES) The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees... Together with the Right Ordering of Them from Time to Time: and the Sweet Profit Arising Ther'of, letterpress music on 4 pages, a few woodcut illustrations and diagrams, typographical ornaments and initials, title dampstained with small hole touching 2 letters, 2 headlines (pp.179-180) very slightly shaved, later diced calf gilt, upper joint cracked [ESTC S106981; Madan I, p.177], small 4to, Oxford, William Turner, 1634

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  • "The Feminine Monarchie is an outstanding contribution to the literature of apiculture, particularly on the keeping of bees in traditional domed skep hives where the combs created by the bees adhere to the wall. Butler provides a commentary both on then current apicultural methods and on improved techniques based upon his own careful observations... The text still merits study by the serious beekeeper" (ODNB).
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