The Natural History of Selborne (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover, Gilbert White's Selbourne]

Title: The Natural History of Selborne

Author: White, The Rev. Gilbert

Published by: Frederick Warne & Co.

City: London

Date: 1879

Total items: 14

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: The Osprey (Pandion)]

The Osprey (Pandion)

The osprey in this wood-engraving has a large fish held very firmly in its claws, although the bird appears to be perched on a rock by the lake, not on the handle of a plough as in the text. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Barn Owl (<i>Strix flammea</i>)]

The Barn Owl (Strix flammea)

The barn owl, or white owl. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Raven (Corvus Corax)]

The Raven (Corvus Corax)

There is a peculiarity belonging to ravens tht must draw the attention even of the most incurious—they spend all their leisure time in striking and cuffing each other on the wing in a kind of playful skirmish; and, when they move from one place to another, frequently turn on their backs with a loud croak, and seem to be falling ot the ground. When [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).]

The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).

“When brown owls hoot their throats swell as big as a hen’s egg. I have known an owl of this species live a full year without any water. Perhaps the case may be the same with all birds of prey. When owls fly they stretch out their legs behind them as a balance to their large heavy heads, for as most nocturnal birds have large eyes and ears they must [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: View of Selborne, Detail for use as Desktop Wallpaper]

View of Selborne, Detail for use as Desktop Wallpaper

A detail taken from the Frontispiece showing the deer under the tree, with ducks swimming on a pond in the background. [more...] [$]

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Pictures from The Natural History of Selborne by The Rev. Gilbert White (1788). See the title page for more information about the book.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Gilbert White.

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