The Natural History of Selborne (page 1/3)

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

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.

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 Black Grouse]

The Black Grouse

The Black Grouse. This bird is now [2006] close to extinciton in the United Kingdom. [more...] [$]

[picture: bird, a magpie]

The Magpie

Magpies and jays flutter with powerless wings, and make no dispatch; herons seem incumbered with too much sail for their light bodies; but these vast hollow wings are necessary in carrying burdens, such as large fishes, and the like; pigeons, and particularly the sort called smiters, have a way of clashing their wings the one against the other over [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Partridge Wallpaper]

Partridge Wallpaper

A desktop background (wallpaper image) picture; it’s a version of the Partridges engraving with most of the background removed. [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: Beech.]

Beech.

“The high part of the south-west consists of a vast hill of chalkk rising three hundred feet above the village, and is divided into a sheep-down, the high wood and a long hanging wood, called The [...]beech, the most lovely of all forest trees, whether we consider its smooth rind or bark, its glossy foliage, or graceful pendulous boughs.” (p. 3) [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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