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

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Our prices are always lower than other sites where our books are listed. 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 problems in 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

The Devonshire Collection of Italia...

The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawing, 4 Volumes, Boxed Roman and Neapolitan/Venetian and North Italian Schools/Tuscan and Umbrian Schools/Bolognese and Emilian Schools
Presented in their original cream box, light bump/crease to top corner. All four volumes as new with as new jackets. black lettering to spine. A fine box set , unread and as new, no inscriptions, pages clean and crisp. Beautifully produced.

Inventory No: 021263

The Country Gentleman and Farmer's ...

The Country Gentleman and Farmer's Monthly Director. Containing necessary instructions for the management and improvement of a farm, in every month of the Year. Also Bound in Virgil's Husbandry Second Edition. 1724
Sixth edition with large additions and improvements, pp.xxi, 185 also bound to the rear is the complete Virgil's Husbandry 2nd edition, second book 1724 pp.xxviii, 50, and notes. Frontisepiece, half title and title page present to both. Original boar...

Inventory No: 021184

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 79 CAVES AND CA...

New Naturalist No.  79 CAVES AND CAVE LIFE
A near fine copy of the first and only hardback edition, pp. 367, 150 b/w photographs and drawings, 16 colour plates. Dust jacket near fine, not price-clipped, heavy crease to the top of the rear panel, no tears, now protected in a clear removable ar...

Inventory No: 022251

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


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


SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - PLATE 117 FROM  WILD FLOWERS OF THE WORLD Featuring the Following South East Asian Species Rafflesia and Lepeostegeres Beccarii
This is the original plate No. 117 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 c...

Inventory No:007910