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"I have opened the box! I have to start with ‘A Passion…..…’  - a sublime production, absolutely beautiful in every way. Congratulations to all concerned."  7.9.16

Published by Papilio press - Loebooks "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; we now have the books in stock. We will be at the AES exhibition at Kempton Park 1.10.16 if you would like to collect your ordered copy. Only 6 De-luxe remain! 

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

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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 [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: 028844

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [de-luxe ...

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [de-luxe edition]
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...

£460.00
Inventory No: 028850

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 62 BRITISH TITS...

New Naturalist No.  62 BRITISH TITS [SIGNED]
Signed by the author to a plate tipped onto the front free end pape; pp. 304, numerous b/w photographs, b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket fine, bright, not price-clipped, protected in the publisher's clear "Duraseal" sleeve. Green buckram boards very...

£54.00
Inventory No: 027953

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, very slight fading to the spine, not price-clipped, no tears, now protected in a clear removable archival sle...

£288.00
Inventory No: 026059

Featured Art

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR O...

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR OF AN HYDRANGEA
This is an original botanical watercolour painting of a Hydrangea painted by Lorna B. Kell. The internal mount dimensions are 330 x 475mm. "Lorna Beatrice Kell born in London 1914. Painter of still life and abstracts, printmaker and textile desig...

£129.60
Inventory No:007656

SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTIN...

SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING - PLATE 122 FROM  WILD FLOWERS OF THE WORLD Featuring the Following European Species Thunbergia Grandiflora, Aeschynanthus Longiflorus and Phlogacanthus Guttatus
This is the original plate No. 122 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...

£315.00
Inventory No:007903