8vo., 427, 443 pp., spine rebacked with leather, bookplate, page toning, writing on flyleaf Color Frontipiece. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE & ...
Publisher: S. T. Freemantle
Publication Date: 1900
Binding: 1/2 Leather
Illustrator: B&W Plates & Illustrations
Book Condition: VG/No Dust Jacket
Edition: Ltd Edition.
Book Description S. T. Freemantle, London, UK, 1900. 1/2 Leather. Book Condition: VG/No Dustjacket. B&W Plates & Illustrations (illustrator). Ltd Edition. 8vo., 427, 443 pp., spine rebacked with leather, bookplate, page toning, writing on flyleaf Color Frontipiece. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS266279
Book Description S. T. Freemantle, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 2 volume set. Limited edition, no. 79 of 160 copies on large paper. Includes both the Letters to Pennant and a Garden Kalendar and Letters to Barrington and the Antiquities. Hand numbered and signed by editor and artists, Bowdler Sharpe, J.G. Keulemans, Herbert Railton, and Edmund J. Sullivan. Publisher's lovely vellum binding. Gilt embossed, hand painted coat of arms on front boards. Top edge gilt. Good bindings and covers. One volume, Letters to Barrington has a stain/discoloration on the front board. Printed on handmade paper. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning to edge. Beautiful. Armorial bookplate of Robert William Rogers. "First published in 1789, the main book takes the form of a series of letters to the natural historian Thomas Pennant and the antiquary Daines Barrington, giving a remarkable account of the special habits of the animals he observed. The work 'holds a unique position in English literature as the solitary classic of natural history? an invaluable record of the life work of a simple and refined man who succeeded in picturing himself as well as what he saw. The reader is carried along by his interest in the results of far-sighted observation; but, more than this, the reader imbibes the spirit of the writer which pervades the whole book and endears it to like-minded naturalists as a valued companion'" Cambridge History of English Literature. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1603100049