here is another old, favourite - "Cook's Manual of the Apiary", by Albert J. Cook, Late Professor of Entomology in the Michigan State Agricultural College, Professor of Zoology, Pomona College, Claremont, California.
i have read this book a million times and will re-read it a million more, i am sure. here is a look at the side-binding:
and the front:
i love it when old books have names or dates or whatnot written on the inside. this one says "Thomas W Hutchison Smiths Falls Ont" - no commas or periods but written in old cursive. Smith's Falls is a little town in Ontario.
here is a pic of Professor Cook - you can learn more about his Arthropod Research Collection at Michigan State University here.
the cover page:
this is the dedication page. Professor Cook dedicated the book to Reverend L. L. Langstroth. Pioneer Preppy will know who this is - if anyone else is interested you can learn more about Langstroth here. it is a beautiful dedication to a man that Cook obviously admired very much!
the drawings of various things are simply beautiful!
amazingly beautiful, eh?
the glossary contains all the terms that you will ever encounter in bee-keeping!
the index is busted up into all kinds of categories to help you search out a particular topic or idea.
i love this book - a lot! i hope that you have enjoyed it as well!