Frank Hogan Copy of the First Edition
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the Country of Southampton.
London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789.
First edition. Two engraved titles and seven engraved plates, two folding, errata leaf present. v, 468, [6, index], [1, errata] pp. With page 292 misnumbered 262 and pp. 441-442 omitted from the pagination. 1 vols. 4to (269 x 205 mm). Frank Hogan Copy of the First Edition. Later half calf, marbled boards, uncut, a few early annotations in ink, signed "LS", some spotting, fly-title to Natural History bound after Advertisement, some offsetting to text from plates, rebacked preserving original spine (some rubbing, front joint cracked), in quarter brown morocco folding case Martin 90; Rothschild 2550; Grolier English 62. Provenance: Sir Benjamin Chapman (bookplate); morocco ex-libris of Frank Hogan. Item #226036
A classic of English literature and a cornerstone of popular natural history. Gilbert White (1720-1793)is admired by modern ornithologists as one of the first observers to record detailed notes of birds and their habitats. The book is presented as a series of letters to fellow naturalist Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington, R.S.
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