The Life of the Bee

MAETERLINCK, Maurice. The Life of the Bee.

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MAETERLINCK, Maurice The Life of the Bee. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1901.

8vo. Original green cloth, blind stamped floral pattern gilt lettering to front and spine; pp. 427; very good. Provenance: ffep inscribed by the translator Alfred Sutro to Christabel A. Frampton (1863-1951), British painter, with her bookplate to front pastedown.
First US edition. Maeterlinck's lovingly observed account of the daily life of the bee and the social world of the hive quickly became a classic, and was translated from French into English by Sutro in the same year as its first publication.