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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

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The premier source for rare and out of print books, especially childrens and illustrated books. We look forward to seeing you in our shops, or you can buy online!

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Stella Books, Tintern
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Another tie? Don't mind if I do...
I returned from my last shopping expedition – an activity for which I typically have to work hard to summon any great enthusiasm – somewhat lighter of wallet but sporting four new neckties. I agree that these can hardly be classed as life's essentials, but I'm a sucker for a smart tie and a promotional offer. The wearing of ties may be in decline today but I still enjoy wearing a tie (almost) every day at work. But as I...

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Sowerby's Illustrated Index of British Shells
View current stock of this title First published in 1859. The author, George Brettingham Sowerby,  was a British naturalist, illustrator and conchologist. Born in August 1788, he was the son of James Sowerby, also a British naturalist, illustrator and mineralogist. When James died, his brother & son, James De Carle Sowerby and George B. Sowerby I respectively, continued their father's work on fossil shells, publishing the latter parts of the Mineral Conchology of Great Britain. Sowerby's Illustrated Index of British Shells came about from...

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