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White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author)

The author of this book is determined to write a work which emphasized Gilbert White as a man, friend, clergyman, a University don, an agriculturist and a gardener.  The result is a scholarly, on volume book which examines all aspects of White's full and interesting life.  During that time the author lived in Selborne and immersed himself in the atmosphere, records and writings relevant to his project.

Gilbert White is known throughout the world as a naturalist and the author of "The Natural History of Selborne", the first book to present a formal study of an area and its wildlife.  It has run into numerous editions and impressions and holds a place as one of the best known books ever published.

Inevitably, scholars, natural historians and the public at large seek information on the background and character of such a personality.  What induced him to spend his days in Selborne in literary pursuits and scientific study on matters which interested him rather than accept a living which gave him more official recognition.  

This book is recommended to all who are interested in studying the life of a great man and the social structure of the eighteenth century. 

Note: Book described as used but was never sold.    

Product details

  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 260 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd. (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0947647155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647155
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 500 g