Author:James Edmund Fotheringham Harting

James Edmund Fotheringham Harting
English ornithologist and conservationist; librarian and assistant secretary of the Linnean Society. Best known under the name 'James Edmund Harting.'
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "J. E. H."
James Edmund Fotheringham Harting


  • The birds of Middlesex. A contribution to the natural history of the county (1866) (external scan)
  • The Ornithology of Shakespeare: Critically Examined, Explained, and Illustrated (1871) (external scan)
  • Hints on shore shooting; with a chapter on skinning and preserving birds (1871) (external scan)
  • A handbook of British birds (1872) (external scan)
  • Rambles in Search of Shells, Land and Freshwater (1875) (external scan)
  • The fauna of the Prybilov Islands (1875) (external scan)
  • Our Summer Migrants: An Account of the Migratory Birds which Pass the Summer in the British Islands (1877) (external scan)
  • —— (1880). British Animals Extinct Within Historic Times: with Some Account of British Wild White Cattle. London: Trübner & Co.  (external scan) (BHL).
Edition Boston : J.R. Osgood & Co (1880): (external scan)
  • Essays on sport and natural history (1883) (external scan)
  • —— (1884). Hints on the Management of Hawks. London: Horace Cox, "The Field" Office.  (external scan) (second expanded edition: Harting 1898)
  • Bibliotheca Accipitraria (1891) (external scan)
  • The rabbit; with a chapter on Cookery (1898) (external scan)
  • —— (1898). Hints on the Management of Hawks (second edition), to which is added: Practical Falconry, chapters historical and descriptive. London: Horace Cox, "The Field" Office.  (external scan) (second expanded edition of Harting 1884)
  • —— (1901). A Handbook of British Birds, Showing the Distribution of the Resident and Migratory Species in the British Islands, with an Index to the Records of the Rarer Visitants. London: John C. Nimmo.  (external scan) (external scan)
  • "Yarrell, William," in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. (1885–1900) in 63 vols.

Editor of The ZoologistEdit

James Edmund Harting was editor of The Zoologist from 1877 to 1896:

Contributions to The ZoologistEdit

Apart from many (often unsigned) contributions as the editor, Harting also contributed:

Works about HartingEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1927.

The author died in 1928, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.