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WHITE, Rev. Gilbert.

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

in the County of Southampton, to which are added the Naturalist's Calendar; Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and Poems.

Stock Code
102796
White, Cochrane and Co; London.1813
£500



A good, example of White's masterpiece. Mitford's royal octavo edition of 1813

More than eighty editions were published. This is one of the only works on Natural History which has attained the rank of an English classic. First detailed local fauna in Great Britain if not in the world. This edition published the same year as the'Mitford 4to edition'is also known as 'Mitford's royal octavo edition'

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Description

Mitford edition. Two vols. 8vo, (22 x 15 cm) ; 4 engraved plates including two engraved frontispieces (one hand-coloured in vol II), some offsetting to title pages, slight marginal spotting throughout, decorated endpapers; restored preserving the contemporary diced calf, spine gilt decorated and lettered, slightly rubbed; pp.viii, 351,364; overall a very attractive set.

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