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WHITE, Gilbert. The natural history of selborne.

London. John Van Voorst, 1843. New edition.
8vo. xvi, 398pp. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Slightest of spotting to boards. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Jasper More' to FEP, ink inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Henwick House / near / Worcester / Prize for / Drawing / 2nd Div. / Robt. Jasper More / Midsr. 1849 / A. Philips D. D.', internally immaculate.
A sumptuously bound copy to Gilbert White's (1720-1793) pioneering and influential natural history.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 15364