About Us

Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books was established in 1986 by Priscilla Anne Lowry; art historian passionate about the art and writing by John James Audubon, early naturalist explorers and illustrators, and the fine art of Natural History from the 16th - 19th centuries. Over the past three decades we have had the pleasure of placing several important Natural History and Voyaging works in prominent collections worldwide; including complete sets of John James Audubon's The Birds of America and The Quadrupeds of North America, The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook; The Hawksworth Edition, George Perry's Conchology, and Shaw & Nodder's The Naturalists' Miscellany. We are members of the Book Club of Washington and the American Historical Print Collectors Society. 

After running a brick and mortar rare print and bookshop on Whidbey Island, Washington for three decades Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books currently operates business from a serene woodland setting; selling through our website, online catalogues, Book Fairs and by appointment. If you would like to be notified about our recent acquisitions kindly visit:


Our vast inventory extends well beyond our website listings. If you seek a particular item within our specialities please inquire and we will gladly offer suggestions. You are welcome to visit us on Whidbey Island. Kindly contact us to make an appointment. 

About Our Custom Beeswax Candles:

We have created a separate business and website for our elegant Beeswax Candles. Please visit us at www.whidbeywaxworks.com

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