The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

book by Gilbert White, first published 1789

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book written by pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. It was first published in 1789. It has continued to be printed since then, with nearly 300 editions up to Thames & Hudson's The Illustrated Natural History of Selborne in 2007.[1]

Front cover of 1879 edition


  1. "The Illustrated Natural History of Selborne". Thames & Hudson. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 2004 edition, reprinted in 2007