Welcome to the June 2021 newsletter from Stella and Rose's Books. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed of new information, articles and books available on our website.
As always, we hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and well. With restrictions gradually easing, we also hope you've been able to take advantage of the recent good weather - whilst of course still making time for reading!
Everything has been pretty quiet here at the shop. We are enjoying the peace and quiet after recent building work - although we do have more work scheduled for later in July! On the book buying front, we have again been purchasing lots of Folio Society books; so keep an eye on our website if these interest you.
Nicky takes a fascinating dive into history this month with her article on Napoleon. We recently bought a small collection of books dealing with Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo, so if this article interests you follow the links within it to see our current stock. Theresa's chosen book for this month's featured book is 'World Tree Story' - a look at the oldest, most historically significant and most impressive tress on this planet! Full of interesting photographs, the article (and the book!) are well worth a read. We hope you enjoy the newsletter!
Napoleon contributed by Nicky
One of the songs we were taught at primary school was “Boney was a warrior” the lyrics of which taught me very little about Napoleon and left me fairly unmoved by the last verse which finished with “Boney broke his heart and died”. What I have learned over the years has been from the British perspective and there are several myths and half truths that are passed on, just as with many historical figures.
After a crushing defeat at Waterloo Napoleon abdicated and the British sent him in exile to St Helena – one of the remotest places on Earth where they almost certainly thought he would be forgotten. They were wrong. He died on the island at age 51 and a mere nineteen years after his death the French people brought his body back to Paris where he was given a magnificent funeral.
A Sample of New Stock
|The Book of The Flower Fairies written by Barker, Cicely Mary||A Midsummer Night's Dream (the Letterpress Shakespeare) written by Shakespeare, William & Holland, Peter||The Amateur's Rose Book written by Hibberd, Shirley & Gordon, George||The Beauties of England and Wales Vol I written by Britton, John & Brayley, Edward Wedlake|
|Contains poems and pictures from Flower Fairies of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Green cloth with gilt titles and vignette. 72 glorious colour plates. Grey endpapers. Spine bumped at top and tail. Some foxing to contents which are otherwise clean. Price-cut wrapper is foxed on verso, chipped at edges with only...|
|1st thus 2008 Edited by Peter Holland. Large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in green goatskin leather, green marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. Copy 309 of 3750. A beautiful set.|
|1894 Green cloth with gilt titles and colour rose decorations to spine and front cover. Colour frontis. B/w photos and illustrations. Bumping/knocks to spine and corners. Some marks to covers. Front joint is partially cracked. Foxing to endpapers and page margins.|
|1st 1801 Three quarters brown leather binding, marbled boards. Gilt titles to spine. Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bucks. 400 pages + List + 29 plates. Spine is faded with some marks. Browning and foxspots to marbled boards. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Page browning and some foxing.|
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