The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar [Vol. I: The Letters to Pennant and a Garden Kalendar + Vol. II: The Letters to Barrington and the Antiquities, Complete, #138/160 Large Paper Edition in Vellum, SIGNED]

By: White, Rev. Gilbert White; R. Bowdler Sharpe (editor); Rev. S. Reynolds Holk (intro.)

Price: $625.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: VG+


Large paper edition. Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in full bevelled vellum, hand-painted armorial device on each front cover, spine panels lettered in orange, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt. Vellum shows typical rubbing/soiling, moderate on Vol. I (which is more of a dull gray, thus VG), relatively minor on Vol. II (which remains off-white, Near Fine). Classic natural history of the East Hampshire district. xxiii,427 + xv,443 pp., illus. w/ 47 engraved plates (one double-page), folding facsimile letter (one being double page), folding facsimile letter (at Vol. I, p. 45). No. 138 of an edition limited to 160 copies (150 for sale), hand-numbered and signed the editor (Sharpe) and illustrators (Sullivan, Keulemans, and Railton) on colophon opposite Vol. I half-title. Illus. ornithological book plate of former owner Thomas Perry mounted inside front cover of each volume. The plate guards are typically toned to varying degrees, with offsetting, mild darkening, and/or foxing to some plates and adjacent text pages, mild foxing to deckled edges and minor to endpapers, interior otherwise generally clean and unmarked. A respectably preserved set.

Title: The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne & A Garden Kalendar [Vol. I: The Letters to Pennant and a Garden Kalendar + Vol. II: The Letters to Barrington and the Antiquities, Complete, #138/160 Large Paper Edition in Vellum, SIGNED]

Author Name: White, Rev. Gilbert White; R. Bowdler Sharpe (editor); Rev. S. Reynolds Holk (intro.)

Illustrator: J. G. Keulemans, Herbert Railton, and Edmund J. Sullivan

Categories: Imprints & Bindings, England, Scotland, & Ireland, Natural History, Biology, Environmental Science,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, S. T. Freemantle: 1900

ISBN Number: B004OQKOI4

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition: VG+

Jacket Condition: N/A

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author and Artist

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 049867