Lorna Doone A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmore with Colored Ill c.1930s Illustrations by C.E. Brock Boots the Chemist

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Indulge in a classic romance with "Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor," a literary gem that has stood the test of time. As you travel through Exmoor's landscapes in search of love and justice, this edition, which C.E. Brock illustrated and which Boots the Chemist published, will capture your attention and tug at your heartstrings.


  • Title: Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor
  • Author: R.D. Blackmore
  • Illustrator: C.E. Brock
  • Publisher: Boots the Chemist
  • Publication Date: c.1930s (undated)
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 520
  • Dimensions: 10x8x2 inches
  • Cover: Vibrant blue cloth with gilt design and titling
  • Illustrations: 16 color plates
  • Condition: stains on the book cover, writing in pencil, loose binding, front page of dust jacket found with the book is included, all as shown in photos.

Key Features

  • Experience a tale of unrequited love, valor, and societal divisions as John Ridd, a simple farmer, finds himself entangled in a complex romance with the aristocratic Lorna Doone.
  • Sixteen captivating color plates by C.E. Brock adorn the pages, enhancing the storytelling and bringing Exmoor's rugged landscapes to life.
  • The blue cloth binding, intricate gilt designs and elaborate spine make this edition a spectacular addition to any vintage book collection.
  •  The unfolding drama between John Ridd and the nefarious Carver Doone culminates in a finale determining Lorna's fate, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.
  • This book is an excellent choice for club discussions, providing plenty of themes and topics to explore.


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The vintage pieces I offer have lived past lives filled with love and stories. Consequently, they may display wear signs, adding to their character. Please examine the accompanying photos closely, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

To Sum It Up

"Lorna Doone" offers a memorable journey through love, hardship, and societal norms. Whether you're a vintage book collector or relish a good old-fashioned romance, this edition is a must-have. 

Our Process

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