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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.

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Featured Books

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [standard...

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [standard edition - pre- publication offer]
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...

£190.00
Inventory No: 028809

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: 028851

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 66 THE NATURAL ...

New Naturalist No.  66 THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WALES
pp. 287, "With 65 photographs in black and white" Dust jacket fine, no fading to the spine, price clipped, protected in the publisher's clear "duraseal" sleeve. Dark green buckram boards fine. Contents clean and tight, appears unread, no inscription...

£90.00
Inventory No: 026455

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 near 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. Con...

£319.50
Inventory No: 026567

Featured Art

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR O...

A FINE LARGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR OF A TRICYRTIS, BY LORNA B. KELL
This is an original botanical watercolour painting of an trycitis painted by Lorna B. Kell. The dimensions are 385 x 570mm. "Lorna Beatrice Kell born in London 1914. Painter of still life and abstracts, printmaker and textile designer. She studi...

£57.60
Inventory No:007659

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