A Naturalist’s Calendar, With Observations in Various Branches of Natural History; Extracted From the Papers of the Late Rev. Gilbert White... Never Before Published.

A Naturalist’s Calendar, With Observations in Various Branches of Natural History; Extracted From the Papers of the Late Rev. Gilbert White... Never Before Published.
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London: Printed for B. and J. White, 1795. 8vo, iv, [5]-170, (6)pp, 1 hand-colored plate of “A Hybrid Bird”. Original quarter calf over marbled boards, untrimmed, upper cover rehinged, wear to boards, bleeding onto title-page of hand-colored frontispiece. A working copy. First Edition. At White’s death, his manuscripts and notes passed to his brother, the bookseller and publisher Benjamin White, and in 1795 Dr. J. Aiken, a fellow naturalist, “prepared and extracted therefrom the Naturalist’s Calendar which White had prepared, and added thereto from White’s papers a selection of 'Observations on Various Parts of Nature'” (Martin). “From its depth of observation, and the diversity of subjects dealt with, the minute details which characterize the observations, and the well-reasoned conclusions to which the author arrives, it could not fail, even now, to make a lasting impression on the natural history literature of the day” (Martin). Martin, Bibliography of Gilbert White, p.98. (Item Id: 5223)

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