London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First printing. Cloth. Near Fine Two Volume Set. Corners tipped, scattered foxing, gutters starting. page 111 split. Folio. (23 x 30 cm). A bright ornamental Cottage binding quarter bound in green pebbled cloth with ornate gilt and black pictorial decoration and lettering. TEG. Small engraved bookplate on front paste-down of both volumes. Vol. I xxiii, 308 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard plus 13 plates, Text illustrations. Vol. II vii, 283 pp., colored frontispiece with tissue guard, 8 plates; Fully illustrated with facsimile letters, wood-engraved text illustrations and plates. Includes map of the Environs of Selborne. Photographs produced by the carbon process of P. H. Delmotte's watercolors mounted onto plates embellished with delicate floral borders and lettering.
With notes by Frank Buckland and a chapter on the antiquities by Lord Selborne and new letters. With photographs and engravings from drawings by P. H. Delamotte.
A fine production of the first great classic in English Nature Writing by pioneering English Naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White, FRS (Selborne 1720-1793). The complete work on the Natural History and The Antiquities of Selborne published together as Gilbert White intended.
Vol. I includes preface, New Letters, Natural History of Selbourne, Naturalists' Calendar. Vol. II includes Memoir of Gilbert White, Notes and Observations, Antiquities, Lord Selborne's Appendix, Index.
Engravings by W.J Palmer, P. Roberts, J. Kirchner, Jewitt and Co., W.M. Quick, F. Anderson. Plates include Flycatcher, Swift, Whitethroat, Willow Wren, Wheatear, Swallow, Butcher Bird, Tree Pipit, Bullfinch, House martin, Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit, Wryneck, Hawfinch, Roman-British Vase, Hoopoe, Nuthatch, Cuckoo, Hedgehogs, Golden-Crested Wren, Ring-ousels, Nightingale, Redstart. Dozens highly detailed text illustrations of eggs, birds, cottages and landscapes. West. 141. Near Fine. Item #7129