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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

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

LEWIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONSTANTIN...

LEWIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONSTANTINOPLE Made During a Residence in That City in the Years 1835-6
Complete with all Lithographic plates as called for; tinted frontispiece, tinted title-vignette, further 27 tinted views on 25 leaves, all by Lewis after Coke Smyth. A very clean bright copy. Finely bound in modern brown morocco to style with gilt le...

£5355.00
Inventory No: 021038

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 80 WILD & GARDE...

New Naturalist No.  80 WILD & GARDEN PLANTS
An fine copy of the first and only hardback edition; pp. 200, with sixteen pages of colour plates and over 60 black and white photographs and drawings. Dust jacket fine, perhpas a hint of fading to the band on the spine only, there is no change in co...

£387.00
Inventory No: 029438

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

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

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