Book Details


The Feminin Monarchi, or The Histori Of Bees. Shewing Their admirable Natur, and Propertis
Published: Oxford: Printed by William Turner, for the Author, 1634
Description: Third edition, first published in 1609. Includes 4 pages of music, "Melissomelos, or Bee's madrigal," intended to imitate "the song of the bees at swarming." The Feminin Monarchi was the first full-length publication in English about the practice of beekeeping. This text remained the guide for beekeepers during the next two hundred fifty years.
Condition/Repair: Spine and boards loose, electricians tape (!) on hinges. Kozo hinge repair and remove tape, redye spine.
Donation Needed: $75.00