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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback) Loot Price: R425
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback): Gilbert White
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback): Gilbert White

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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback)

Gilbert White

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE The first edition of Gilbert White's The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbome was published by his brother's firm (B. White & Son) in 1789. It formed a handsome quarto, was illustrated with a few engravings of no great merit, and sold at a guinea. No other edition was published in England in White's lifetime, but in 1795, two years after his death, and ere yet his fame had reached the point at which it could overawe an editor's judgment in selection, Dr. John Aikin extracted from his papers the materials for a much smaller volume to which he gave the title, A Naturalist's Calendar with Observations in various Branches of Natural History by the late Rev. Gilbert White. The present edition consists of a faithful reprint of these two volumes, and is, as far as the writer can ascertain, the first in which they have been thus brought together without any addition or diminution. Editorial meddling in the case of Gilbert White has taken a strange variety of forms--he has even suffered the indignity of being 'arranged for young persons.' In 1802 an edition appeared of his Works in Natural History, the "Antiquities of Selbome," the artistic complement of his letters on its outdoor life, being omitted, as of too limited an interest to appeal to a discriminating public. The few pages thus saved were replaced by "a Calendar and Observations by W. Markwick, Esq.," the rival Calendar being incorporated with White's in the repellent form of a table, while in his observations Markwick treads on his predecessor's heels with lamblike sequacity. In 1813 some of White's poems were unearthed, and in the same year the stream ot 'additional notes' was set flowing by the appearance of those of John Mitford. A score of ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Gilbert White
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-23870-2
Barcode: 9781151238702
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Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 1-151-23870-8

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