The Works, In Natural History, of the Late Rev. Gilbert White, A.M. Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. Comprising the Natural History of Selborne; The Naturalist's Calendar; And Miscellaneous Observations, Extracted From His Papers. To Which Are Added, A Ca

Price: 495.00 GBP

London: J. White of Fleet Street, 1802, FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Octavo, pp. vii; 392; 300. Bound in original brown card boards, spine in green cloth, red title label to spine, blank endpapers. In very good condition, considering age, with general age toning and discolouration to boards and leather, some 'bubbling' under title label of first volume, title label of second volume rubbed, all corners bumped, edgeworn. Binding remains tight. Relatively browned throughout with some damp staining to several plates. Slight chipping to the top of the spines. Includes two detailed fold-outs, and one coloured plate - very clean and vidid. A captivating item. White's 'Natural History of Selborne' (included in this set) has been continuously in print since its first publication in the late 18th century; it has been long held as the fourth-most published book in the English language after the Bible, the works of Shakespeare, and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress [Mabey, 1986].

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