SELBY, a market town in the Barkston Ash parliamentary division of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, 131 m.
Selby is the centre of a rich agricultural district, and its industries include rope and twine making, flax-scutching, boatbuilding, iron-founding, tanning and brewing.
Tradition indicates Selby as the birth-place of Henry I., and thus accounts for the high privileges conferred upon the abbey.
In 1825 Jardine and Selby began a series of Illustrations of Ornithology, the several parts of which appeared at long and irregular intervals, so that it was not until 1839 that three volumes Jardine containing one hundred and fifty plates were completed.
Selby of Otford, Kent, in a report dated the 18th of November 1800 (see Jour.
The outside consists of moss and lichens, and according to Selby, "is always accordant with the particular colour of its situation."
SMITHSON TENNANT (1761-1815), English chemist, was born at Selby, Yorkshire, on the 30th of November 1761.
On account of an incident that happened at Dundee - his slaughter of a young Englishman named Selby, for an insult offered to him - he is said to have been outlawed, and so driven into rebellion against the English.
Selby, properly belonging, at least in the Fame Islands, to the species known by the book-name of Sandwich tern, all the others being those called sea-swallows - a name still most commonly given to the whole group throughout Britain from their long wings, forked tail and marine habit.
Selby (1892-1895); H.
Warburton's life was also written by John Selby Watson in 1863, and Mark Pattison made him the subject of an essay in 1889.