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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #33521, The Natural History of Selborne London, Cassell and Company, 1902. First thus: White's 1789 classic of natural history, here with a 7-page introduction by Richard Kearton and 123 photographs by the Kearton brothers, Richard and Cherry. Signed by both Keartons. Hinges just starting; a very good copy, without dust jacket. [#033521] $500
click for a larger image of item #33522, The Natural History of Selborne London, Arrowsmith, (1924). First thus: a reissue of the Keartons' 1902 edition of "the most widely known book on the joys of outdoor life in the English language," according to Richard Kearton's two-page introduction to this volume, which talks of changes in Selborne, and the influx of American visitors. Still including his introduction to the 1902 edition, and with a different selection of 85 photographs by the brothers, Richard and Cherry Kearton, from the 123 that appeared in the earlier edition. Inscribed by Richard Kearton in the year of publication to his "old friend, Leonard P. Moore, Esq." Offsetting to inscription page; heavy foxing to page edges and prelims; a bit of sunning to cloth; and a short tear at the rear upper joint. A good copy. Laid in is a flyer for a 1993 exhibition marking the bicentenary of the death of Gilbert White. [#033522] $375