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Pre-publication launch of "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

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

A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [de-luxe ...

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

£390.00
Inventory No: 028850

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: 028810

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 81 LADYBIRDS [S...

New Naturalist No.  81 LADYBIRDS [SIGNED]
A fine copy of the first and only hardback edition; pp. 367, 150 b/w photographs and drawings, 16 colour plates. Dust jacket fine, bright without fading to the spine, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green Buckra...

£576.00
Inventory No: 028753

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

Featured Art

ORIGINAL COLOURED ENGRAVING - Lychn...

ORIGINAL COLOURED ENGRAVING - Lychnis vaccaria etc. - Plate No. 684 from Phytanthoza Iconographia
A fine original mezzotint line engraved plate printed in colour and hand finished; this is plate No. 684 from Weinmann's magnum opus "Phytanthoza Iconographia" published in four large volumes in Regensburg (Germany) between the years 1734 & 1745 Ove...

£144.00
Inventory No:014404

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