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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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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.. 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

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON DIRECT i...

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON DIRECT in 97 Hours 20 Minutes and a Trip Round It.
Translated from the French by Louis Mercier.....and Eleanor E. King. With Numerous Illustrations"; pp. viii, 323 pages, b/w frontispiece plate and 79 further b/w plates (fully collated and all present in accordance with the list of illustrations). ...

£2340.00
Inventory No: 014678

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

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 76 THE HEBRIDES...

New Naturalist No.  76 THE HEBRIDES [Exceptional un-faded]
An excellent copy of the first and only hardback edition; pp. 416, with 21 colour photographs, and over 150 photographs in black and white. Dust jacket fine, bright and fresh, no fading to the spine, colours strong on the front panel and spine, (ver...

£756.00
Inventory No: 029818

New Naturalist Monograph No. 11 TH...

New Naturalist Monograph No.  11 THE HERON  [Exceptional].
pp. xiii, 177, b/w photographs, maps and illustrations. Dust jacket fine, bright and fresh, edges crisp, no foxing, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards fine and with very bright gilt. Conten...

£193.50
Inventory No: 029812

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 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...

£324.00
Inventory No:007910