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Specialising in fine antiquarian and second-hand books with a strong interest in Natural History, particularly the New Naturalist Series.

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We are very happy for you to offer a price on any item if you feel  it is outside your budget or has been over priced.

If you are looking for a certain type of book click on the book tab on the left and then search by title, author or catalogue. The featured section is very useful if you are looking for something special. If you come across any issues when searching for a title please contact us via our email  or telephone us on 01566 782528. Offers always welcome and given serious consideration. We are not a formal shop but visitors are welcome by appointment. We are situated about 8 miles south of Launceston, close to Bodmin Moor. It is a beautiful part of Cornwall, so even if you do not find the book you are looking for a visit is worthwhile for the countryside alone!

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Featured Books

SINBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories F...

SINBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories From the Arabian Nights
No Date. (1909). Signed Limited Edition of 500 copies of which this is number 181signed by Dulac. With 23 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Original Publisher's full vellum, with gilt decoration and lettering, very good with minim...

Inventory No: 014525

GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii...

GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata
A superb complete set of the original 44 plates of Geraniologia (no title leaf), all very bright and clean without foxing or other marks, they are in their original uncoloured state and printed on wove paper. Because they have never been bound, the ...

Inventory No: 016537

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 62 BRITISH TITS

New Naturalist No.  62 BRITISH TITS
An excellent first edtion copy; pp. 304, numerous b/w photographs, b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket fine, bright and fresh, price-clipped, no rubbing, protected in publisher's clear sleeve. Green buckram boards clean and bright. Contents very clean ...

Inventory No: 021056

New Naturalist No. 82 THE NEW NATU...

New Naturalist No.  82 THE NEW NATURALISTS. Half a Century of British Natural History
pp. 304. With sixteen colour plates and over 100 black and white photographs and drawings. This is the first impression of the first edition with jacket showing a book (New Naturalist No 1 Butterflies) being removed from a shelf. Jacket design by R...

Inventory No: 021857

Featured Art


SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - PLATE 42 FROM  WILD FLOWERS OF THE WORLD Featuring the Following Mediterranean Species Iris Chamaeiris and Pancratium Maritimum
This is the original plate No. 42 from "Wild Flowers of the World" - a fine water-colour painting by the renowned botanical artist Barbara Everard (b. 1910, died ?). It is a highly decorative work in very good condition with vibrant but accurate co...

Inventory No:007909


This is an original botanical watercolour painting of a lily cultivar painted by Lorna B. Kell. The dimensions are 380x570mm. "Lorna Beatrice Kell born in London 1914. Painter of still life and abstracts, printmaker and textile designer. She stu...

Inventory No:007663