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.

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[picture: Title Page (Natural History of Selborne)]

Title Page (Natural History of Selborne)

The title page of the 1879 edition is as follows: [more...] [$]

[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 Black Grouse]

The Black Grouse

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