The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Selected and edited with an introduction by H.J. Massingham. With wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. Two volumes, 26cm, super royal 8vo, pp.xxx,311 + map & pp.viii,356 + fold-out map, Nonesuch Press, London, 1938.
Number 436 of 850 sets printed in Times New Roman on fine wove paper. Title-pages and 36 other wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. Grey buckram by Leighton-Straker, lettered in gilt on the spines, elaborately panelled in gilt with designs of birds, flowers, etc, gold tops, other edges uncut, gilt designs by Eric Ravilious blocked on the front covers. Marbled paper-covered slipcase. A near fine set.
'The perfect book for an artist whose flair was not only for country subjects but also for small decorations ...' (John Lewis)