Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne

The Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne
2 Volume Set

$73.00 (R)

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108076500

$ 73.00 (R)
Multiple copy pack

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Published in 1901, this illustrated two-volume biography of the renowned English naturalist Gilbert White (1720–93) presents a thorough account of his life and achievements. Prepared by White's great-great-nephew Rashleigh Holt-White (1826–1920), it incorporates a selection of White's correspondence with family and friends, providing valuable insights into his beliefs and character. Included are letters sent by White's lifelong friend John Mulso (1721–91), who praised the naturalist's work, predicting it would 'immortalise' White and his Hampshire village. Still considered a classic text, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789), featuring White's careful observations of local flora and fauna, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. In the present work, Holt-White sought to correct the 'erroneous statements' that had previously been made about his relative. Volume 1 covers White's life up to August 1776, while Volume 2 focuses on his relationships and intellectual pursuits in later life.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108076500
    • length: 722 pages
    • dimensions: 213 x 140 x 46 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The Viti
    2. John White settles at Selborne
    3. Gilbert White's early years
    4. Gilbert White ordained priest
    5. Gilbert White curate of Durley
    6. Death of Gilbert White's father
    7. An addition to the garden at Selborne
    8. A heartwhole bachelor
    9. Barrington suggests account of Selborne fauna
    10. Death of his sister
    11. Gilbert White unable to visit Blackburn
    12. Oestrus curvicauda
    13. Thomas White's inheritance. Volume 2:
    1. The influence of Mr Grimm
    2. The new parlour completed
    3. Account of Collins in The Gentleman's Magazine
    4. Haunted by passages of music
    5. A recipe for a mad dog's bite
    6. Death of Mr Yalden
    7. The Wilts method of brewing
    8. A Selborne parish return
    9. A remarkable prophecy
    10. Dr Chandler settles at Selborne
    11. Dr John White marries
    12. Funeral directions
    Index.

  • Editor

    Rashleigh Holt-White

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×