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The Life of The Bee

Maeterlinck, Maurice [Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29 August 1862 - 6 May 1949), also known as Count (or Comte) Maeterlinck from 1932, was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911]. [Translated by Alfred Sutro] Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold [Edward Julius Detmold (21 November 1883 Putney, Wandsworth, Surrey - 1 July 1957 Montgomery) was a prolific Victorian book illustrator.


(Book #ID 102301)

Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 40 Museum Street, London First Edition Thus 1911. 1911.

First edition thus large-paper illustrated edition hard back binding in publisher's original elaborately decorated gilt tooled vellum over boards, gilt bee motif embossed to the centre rear board, bees to the paste downs. 4to. 11'' x 9''. Contains 235 printed pages of text enriched with 13 intricate full-page colour plates tipped in to decorated framed mounts with lettered paper guards. Magnificent copy of one of the most famous bee books ever conceived with just a little darkening down the spine and in very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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