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We are operating as normal and the UK postal service and international couriers are also operating as normal, so we hope you take your mind off the worries of the world and enjoy browsing our stock.

A little extra 5% discount at the checkout this month. 

A 10% loyalty discount offered in April on every purchase small or large made this month .

Newsletter March Part I I Acquisitions -

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We would like to make you aware that we now use only packaging material that we have acquired through receiving books; we do not purchase any packaging material other than the outer wrapping which is generally card or padded envelopes. Our aim is to recycle/reuse material that is already in circulation and put to good use non recyclable materials already produced.
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.  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


An outstanding association copy with a bold autographed gift inscription from Robert Louis Stevenson to the verso of the front free end-paper "With R. L. Stevensons Compliments Samoa" This book was published in 1877 while Stevenson was still in Edinb...

Inventory No: 031229

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...

Inventory No: 014525

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 80 WILD & GARDE...

New Naturalist No.  80 WILD & GARDEN PLANTS [Unfaded]
A fine 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, no fading to the spine, there is no change in colour of the bright orange flowers and...

Inventory No: 032470

New Naturalist No. 71 BRITISH WARB...

New Naturalist No.  71 BRITISH WARBLERS
First edition, first state copy; pp. 432; 6 colour plates, numerous b/w photographs and b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket near fine, some fading to the spine when compared to the front panel, with the publisher's clear "Duraseal" protector that has ...

Inventory No: 032830

Featured Art


ORIGINAL HAND-COLOURED COPPER ENGRAVING - Sophora tetraptera (Winged-Podded Sophora) FROM CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE - Plate No. 167, dated 1791
A fine original hand-coloured copper engraving, dated 1791, an early plate from this famous work. The condition is very good, the paper a littled toned and very slightly marked (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount). The quality of the ...

Inventory No:025656

British Fresh-Water Fishes - Origi...

British Fresh-Water Fishes -  Original Wood Block Plate - YOUNG TROUT, SALMON PARR, SMELT
An impressive and vibrant original wood block colour plate, hand- heightened with Gum Arabic. This print is in very good, clean condition, with just a few little spots on the plain surround. Supplied with the original text. A striking and decorative...

Inventory No:027475