Scone: Seven Press, 2007. Quarto, photographs, limited edition of 300 numbered and signed copies, a fine copy in dustwrapper.
Limited edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Henry Luke White assembled the best ever collection of Australian birds' eggs as well as a fine bird skin collection. He also had a wonderful stamp collection and was a noted bibliophile. When he donated his collections to public institutions, he eschewed all personal glory, refusing even to attend the handing-over ceremonies. For him, the collections were what mattered and the focus should be on them. He was an inveterate letter writer and 54 volumes of press copy letterbooks survive recording his outward correspondence. In this book, illustrated with contemporary photographs, Judy White has made a selection of H.L. White's writing and captures the man in his own words - his passion, his dedication to science and his humanity. A book of great interest to anyone interested in the history of Australian ornithology. The book has a brilliant short essay by Andrew Isles on H. L. White the book collector.
Price: $200.00 AU