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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

THE LAND OF THE BLUE POPPY Travels ...

THE LAND OF THE BLUE POPPY Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet
pp. xii, 283 + [1 adverts]; b/w frontispiece plate with tissue guard, 39 b/w photographic plates, 5 maps. Original green-blue cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, pages unmark...

£810.00
Inventory No: 029888

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

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. 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...

£297.00
Inventory No: 029871

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

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