A Treatise of Bees &c,
- A Treatise of Bees &c,
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1646-1658]
- Publication Place
- "An Epitome of Mr. Levett's Treatise of the Ordering of Bees, by [T.F.?], Arm:," separately paginated, follows the author's own treatise., Annotated drawings of beehives in the same hand, p. 31 and p. 81., Manuscript on paper, in a single cursive hand, of a practical guide to profitable beekeeping for "any poor man that hath but a cottage and a Yard in it." The text covers every aspect of beekeeping from the initial selection of bees through directions for straining honeycombs. There is lengthy discussion of the proper location of hives, and the author recommends stacked wooden boxes, or "stalls," rather than the traditional straw hives., The author also comments on his own twenty years of experience with beekeeping; the outbreak of plague in Newcastle in 1636; the destruction of his first hives by the "Scots army" near Newcastle in February 1642; and his decision to write this work despite his lack of notes "haveing much idle time during my imprisonement at Winchester house.", and The text is followed by a detailed and heavily annotated thirty page table of contents in the same hand.
Accompanied by typed transcript of the Treatise of Bees &c only.
Binding: nineteenth-century full calf.
Blanks not digitized.
Bound in modern page at front of volume annotated in a modern hand with bibliographic information and a summary of "T. F."'s biography.
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Tightly bound with some loss of text in the gutter.
- 1 v. (203 p., with blanks) ; 20 x 15 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Osborn b399
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Subject (Geographic)
Great Britain--History--Civil War, 1642-1649
Great Britain--History--Civil War, 1642-1649--Prisoners and prisons
Great Britain--Politics and government--1642-1660
- Subject (Name)
- Levett, John.--Ordering of bees
- Subject (Topic)
Bee culture--Early works to 1800
Bee culture--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Beekeepers--Handbooks, manuals, etc
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- A treatise of bees &c. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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