Author: Gilbert White. Introduction and notes by R.M. Lockley
Publisher: E.P Dutton & Co., Inc. (Everyman' s Library)
Description: Hardcover. 296 pages. 7" x 4 1/2"
Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear. Spine caps lightly bumped.
Dust Jacket: None
Contents: Gilbert White FRS (18 July 1720 - 26 June 1793) was a "parson-naturalist", a pioneering English naturalist, ecologist and ornithologist. He is best known for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. This is presented as a compilation of his letters to Thomas Pennant, the leading British zoologist of the day, and the Hon. Daines Barrington, an English barrister and another Fellow of the Royal Society, though a number of the 'letters' such as the first nine were never posted, and were written especially for the book.
This volume also contains some of White's poems and a general index. This edition was first published in 1906 by Everyman's Library with this new edition being published in 1949.