The Natural History of Selborne (page 2/3)

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

Title Page (Natural History of Selborne)

The title page of the 1879 edition is as follows: [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: 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