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local_library A Guide To The Coasts Of Hants And Dorset
The topography of coastal towns and villages 30 years before the motor car.
Mackenzie Walcott   1859   188
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A Guide To The Coasts Of Hants And Dorset

A Guide To The Coasts Of Hants And Dorset by Mackenzie Walcott details the towns, villages and places of interest from Portsmouth in the East, through the Isle of Wight to Lyme Regis in the West.

The New Forest is represented and includes descriptions of walks, and rides along with journeys by rail and water. Interesting areas include Buckland Rings and Southampton's ancient walls.

From the author: "....We would hope that our pages pointing out the objects of real interest, and recalling those events and men which have given life, and the modes of thought which have imparted a romance to places, that may meet a welcome from the reader."

local_library A History of British Butterflies
Over 70 Butterfly species described and painted during the Victorian era.
Rev F O Morris   1890   344
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A History of British Butterflies

Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was a Church of England clergyman and naturalist.

The book, A History of British Butterflies, was the standard butterfly book of the second half of the 19th-centruy, and today is considered a lepidopterological classic. The book includes stunningly detailed colour drawings of all the listed species.

From the author: "There is no one, whether old or young, or of whatever circumstances or rank in life, who can look without any feeling or emotion on the handiworks of Creation which surround him—who can behold a rich sunset, a storm, the sea, a tree, a mountain, a river, a rainbow, a flower, without some degree of admiration, and some measure of thought."

local_library A History of British Forest-Trees
Prideaux John Selby's personal view of Arboriculture in the19th Century.
Prideaux John Selby   1842   634
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A History of British Forest-Trees

Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867)

British Forest Trees was illustrated with wood engravings, which were based on his work planting his estate at Twizell House in Northumberland. The book was a landmark in arboriculture when it was published in 1842.

Selby was very gifted as an artist. He showed a great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district... his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology.

local_library A History Of Hampshire Including The Isle Of Wight
Hampshire history from Prehistoric times to the late 19th century.
T W Shore   1892   295
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A History Of Hampshire Including The Isle Of Wight

The history of every county has been affected to some extent by its natural features, and this is especially the case in respect to that county whose history is sketched in this volume.

The County of Southampton or Hampshire has been much favoured by nature, and its natural advantages must have commended it to its early inhabitants, whose connection with it are traced in these pages.

Hampshire is, and always has been, a woodland county, and its forests have been much concerned with its history. The materials for the History of Hampshire are more abundant than those of most English counties, as will be seen in the following pages.

local_library A Manual of British Coleoptera or Beetles
British Coleoptera (beetles), a brief description of all known species.
James Francis Stephens   1839   474
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A Manual of British Coleoptera or Beetles

James Francis Stephens (1792-1853)

A manual of British Coleoptera, or beetles; containing a brief description of all the species of beetles hitherto ascertained to inhabit Great Britain and Ireland; together with a notice of their chief localities, times and places of appearances.

From the author: In this collection are included, in fine condition, the original specimens described in the "Coleoptera Britannica" of Marsham, and also by far the greater portion of those subsequently named or monographed by Kirby and Leach. As well as of all the obscure species described by Haworth in "Lepidoptera Britannica".

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