Natural History of Selborne

In 1789, Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne was published. Exact month of publication unknown; if you have information about the correct date, please email with this information. Selborne’s way of looking at nature—attentive, local, and reverent—popularizes a way of looking at nature that persisted in popular natural history throughout the nineteenth century. Image: Half-title oval illustration in the 1813 edition of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne. Painting by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm; engraved by William Angus. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Amy M. King, “Publication of Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne, 1789″

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Jan 1789

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