Lundy by Land and Sea

Lundy by Land and Sea
by Philip Henry Gosse
with an introduction by Michael A. Williams

“we had spent a few days of almost unmingled gratification.”

P.H. Gosse was a naturalist and popularised natural science through his informative and engaging writing style. He visited Lundy in July 1852 at the invitation of Hudson Heaven and spent a week there studying the island’s natural history. His work was subsequently published as a series of articles in the Home Friend in 1853 and was later reprinted alongside other articles in Land and Sea.

Copies of both the Home Friend and Land and Sea are now difficult to obtain. This reprint of the articles from the Home Friend attempts to fill that gap by making the original text more widely available. Every endeavour has been made to reproduce the original text and layout in a sympathetic manner to reflect the style of Gosse’s original work thus maintaining his absorbing account of the wildlife on Lundy in the nineteenth century.

96 pages illustrated with Gosse’s original engravings.
Bound as a beautiful hardback book in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies.
Published on 6th April 2010 – the 200th anniversary of Gosse’s birth.
ISBN 978-0-9541254-1-7 175mm x 120mm

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