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Thomas Pennant

Thomas Pennant, born 1726 died 1798, was a traveller, antiquarian and naturalist. Two of his books on natural science, British Zoology published 1766, and a History of Quadrupeds published 1781, remained standard texts for many years. He was one of the correspondents of Gilbert White who presented his Natural History of Selborne, Hampshire, as a series of letters.

As well as journeys in Europe, Thomas Pennant travelled in the British Isles. He published his Tour in Scotland 1771, Tour in Wales 1778-81, and Tour in Scotland and a Voyage to the Hebrides 1774-76. The book presented here, a Tour from Downing to Alston Moor, 1773, forms an introduction to a journey in Scotland.

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