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: 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: 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: 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...] [$]

[picture: Frontispiece: View Near Selborne]

Frontispiece: View Near Selborne

View looking, I imagine, towards the distant Church in the village of Selborne. There are deer in the foreground, under the shade of a large tree. [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...] [$]

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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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