Medina, OH: The A.I. Root Company, 1910. Leather. 576p. A hardcover book bound in full brown leather with a gilt image of a bee on the front. Edges noticeably rubbed and spine faded. Light scuff on back where a rectangular sticker was removed. Call number on spine. Library bookplate and signature inside front cover. Stamp and pen markings on title page. Additional stamp on page 51. Otherwise, text clean and binding tight. A very nice copy apart from the library markings. Item #165377
Scarce 1910 edition of the Roots' treatise on honey bees. Inscribed by Ernest R. Root on the blank backside of the frontispiece (there is also a gift inscription from a subsequent third party owner of this copy). Thoroughly illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Extensive frontispiece contains a foldout diagram of bee anatomy.