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Finally! Your chance to rifle through the pages of this fascinating manuscript without upsetting our librarian.

Gilbert White’s Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has been freely available online as a text version for years thanks to projects like the Gutenberg project. However, it is only now that the full, original Manuscript, has become available online. Now is your chance to uncover the meticulous thought that went into the book’s creation. Your chance to view all of the edits and alterations that produced Gilbert White’s Masterpiece. Enjoy…
Navigating this Book
Turn the book pages by clicking on the left and right arrows. Click to zoom in and out of the pages. Move around the zoomed page using the mouse to left click and drag the page. Click the bottom right (open) icon to print or download the manuscript.

We would very much like to thank the illustrator –

Amy Wiseman for her work and the following organisations:

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