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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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Featured Books

SIEBOLD'S FLORILEGIUM OF JAPANESE P...

SIEBOLD'S FLORILEGIUM OF JAPANESE PLANTS Florilegium Plantarum Japonicarum Sieboldii  Held in the Library of the Komarov Botanical Institute (Complete - 3 vols. in 4)
A sumptuous work limited to just 450 copies. Loosely inserted are two copies of the original folding prospectus including three examples of the same illustration of a tiger lily. Three volumes bound in four: vols. 1a & 1b (Botanical drawings, mostly ...

£3420.00
Inventory No: 026860

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [standard...

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [standard edition]
The standard edition of this finely produced, large-folio publication is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies (numbered 56-255), with the complete print-run limited to just 255 copies. A magnificent synthesis of outstanding entomological art and...

£225.00
Inventory No: 028809

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist Monograph No. 10 Mu...

New Naturalist Monograph No.  10 Mumps, Measles & Mosaics
pp. xii, 160 plus adverts..25 colour & b/w illustrations and 10 diagrams. Dust jacket fine, bright, clean and fresh, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards are fine and clean, gilt bright. Contents...

£315.00
Inventory No: 029814

New Naturalist Monograph No. 14 TH...

New Naturalist Monograph No.  14 THE BIRDS OF THE LONDON AREA
pp. x, 305 + publisher adverts. No 14 of the New Naturalist Monographs. 40 b/w plates 6 maps and illustrations. Dust jacket near fine, no foxing or fading, not price-clipped, carefulrepair to a little loss on the top edge, now protected in a remova...

£171.00
Inventory No: 029236

Featured Art

SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTIN...

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...

£810.00
Inventory No:007909

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR O...

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR OF A LILY CULTIVAR, BY LORNA B. KELL
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...

£137.70
Inventory No:007663