Item #6173 The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Gilbert White.
The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne
The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne
The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne

The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Selected and edited with an introduction by H. J. Massingham.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. Royal 8vo. 2 volumes, set. Limited edition. #404 of 850 copies. Original grey buckram, with gilt devices by Ravilious. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Folding map at rear of second volume. Wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious. Ink presentation on the flyleaf of volume 1, 'To Rocba & Muriel on their occasion of marriage, with love & all good wishes, from Eric Linklater'. Small bookplate with initials 'R R' loosely inserted in each volume. Spines uniformly tanned with just a hint of rubbing to the ends. Near fine. Item #6173

The best 20th century edition of Gilbert White's Natural History, beautifully illustrated by Eric Ravilious. Eric Linklater (1899-1974), author of Private Angelo, The Wind on the Moon and Juan in America, gave this set as a wedding present. Lucky couple.

Price: £1,250.00

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