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Pre-publication launch of "A Passion for Butterflies" by Ian Loe, forward by Sir Ghillean Prance. A synthesis of entomological art and a life spent  pursuing butterflies across the world. Contact us if you would like a prospectus

Specialising in fine antiquarian and second-hand books with a strong interest in Natural History, particularly the New Naturalist Series. Release of early signed New Naturalists this weekend including E. B Ford's Butterflies                                

We are 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 loe@loebooks.co.uk  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

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [de-luxe ...

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [de-luxe edition pre- publication offer]
The de-luxe edition of this finely produced, large-folio publication is limited to 25 signed and numbered copies (numbered 1 - 25), with the complete print-run limited to just 255 copies. A magnificent synthesis of outstanding entomological art and a...

£390.00
Inventory No: 028811

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [luxury E...

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [luxury Edition pre- publication offer]
The luxury edition of this finely produced, large-folio publication is limited to 30 signed and numbered copies (numbered 26-55), with the complete print-run limited to just 255 copies. A magnificent synthesis of outstanding entomological art and a l...

£240.00
Inventory No: 028810

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 72 HEATHLANDS [...

New Naturalist No.  72 HEATHLANDS [signed By the author]
1986 first edition; pp. 223. With 20 colour photographs and over 100 photographs & diagrams in black & white. Dust jacket with "Collins" printed at the base. Dust jacket fine with no fading, price clipped, signed by Robert Gillmor to the front flap...

£288.00
Inventory No: 028795

New Naturalist No. 79 CAVES AND CA...

New Naturalist No.  79 CAVES AND CAVE LIFE
An excellent copy of the first and only hardback edition, pp. 367, 150 b/w photographs and drawings, 16 colour plates. Dust jacket fine, hint of fading to the spine, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green Buckra...

£342.00
Inventory No: 021817

Featured Art

ORIGINAL COLOURED ENGRAVING - Lychn...

ORIGINAL COLOURED ENGRAVING - Lychnis vaccaria etc. - Plate No. 684 from Phytanthoza Iconographia
A fine original mezzotint line engraved plate printed in colour and hand finished; this is plate No. 684 from Weinmann's magnum opus "Phytanthoza Iconographia" published in four large volumes in Regensburg (Germany) between the years 1734 & 1745 Ove...

£144.00
Inventory No:014404

LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF SQUIRRELS ...

LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF SQUIRRELS 56/250
A superb, very large and impressive limited edition print by Amuchastegui. The overal paper size is 91 x 64 cm with the print area measuring approximately 76 x 50cm. Published by London's Tryon Gallery and printed to a very high standard. This examp...

£81.00
Inventory No:018828