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: 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: Wych Elm.]

Wych Elm.

“In the court of Norton farmhouse, a manor farm to the north-west of the village [of Selborne], on the white malms, stood within these twenty years a broad-leaved elm, or wych hazel, ulmus folio latissimo scabro of Ray, which, though it had lost a considerable leading bough in the great storm in the year 1703, equal to a moderate tree, yet, when felled, contained eight loads of lumber; and being too bulky for a carriage, was sawn off at seven feet above the butt, where it measured near eight feet in the diameter. This elm I mention to show to what a bulk planted elms may attain; as this tree 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...] [$]

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

Front Cover, Gilbert White’s Selbourne

Light brown with green florets, and “Natural History of Selbourne” in blakc on a gold foil background. [$]

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

The Barn Owl (Strix flammea)

The barn owl, or white owl. [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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