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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

SINBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories F...

SINBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories From the Arabian Nights
No Date. (1909). Signed Limited Edition of 500 copies of which this is number 181signed by Dulac. With 23 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Original Publisher's full vellum, with gilt decoration and lettering, very good with minim...

£1890.00
Inventory No: 014525

Featured New Naturalist

COLLECTING THE NEW NATURALISTS [sig...

COLLECTING THE NEW NATURALISTS [signed By Timothy Loe]
352 pages, numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Contents clean and tight, signed to the title page by Timothy Loe. A fine tight as new copy. A comprehensive gude and bibliography for the New Naturalist collector.

£31.50
Inventory No: 029325

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 A LILY CULTIVAR, BY LORNA B. KELL
This is an original botanical watercolour painting of a lily cultivar painted by Lorna B. Kell. The dimensions are 380x570mm. "Lorna Beatrice Kell born in London 1914. Painter of still life and abstracts, printmaker and textile designer. She stu...

£137.70
Inventory No:007663

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