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October 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 2022 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 families fit and well. Autumn is gradually creeping into the Wye Valley and the leaves are starting to turn on the trees. The colder mornings often bring with them beautiful mists along the river. In our photo this month, Chris Bryant has captured the view above the mist from Wyntour's Leap.

Our articles this month both focus on famous illustrators. In her article, Michelle takes you on a brief tour of the life and work of Arthur Rackham. Meanwhile, Sonia has chosen the stunning work of W. Heath Robinson in this month's featured book: Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales published by The Folio Society.

As you may have heard, there is ongoing strike action by Royal Mail postal workers here in the UK. Due to this, we are unable to provide last posting dates for Christmas. If you are buying for Christmas all we can suggest is that you get your order in as soon as possible. There will be no guarantees for Christmas deliveries this year (for international or domestic orders). Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Enjoy the newsletter!

Arthur Rackham contributed by Michelle

Arthur Rackham, one of 12 children, was born 19th September 1867 in Vauxhall, London and died 6th September 1939.

Arthur Rackham is undoubtedly a name that can be placed right in the heart of the Golden Age of book illustration, and with it conjures up images of elves, fairies, princes & princesses, brave young knights and dragons. Some would say he was a direct inspiration for Disney many years later.

The last years of the nineteenth century saw a huge new interest in folk & fairy tales by the general public. This subject was revived mostly by the authors Andrew Lang and Joseph Jacobs and could be seen in the pages of Strand magazine from all corners of the world.


A Sample of New Stock

Cinderella written by Southgate, VeraArt of The New Naturalists written by Marren, Peter & Gillmor, RobertThe Deceivers (2 Volumes) written by Holt, ThaddeusAutocourse 1989-90 written by Henry, Alan
CinderellaArt of The New NaturalistsThe Deceivers (2 Volumes)Autocourse 1989-90
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The Prehistoric Chamber Tombs of England and Wales written by Daniel, Glyn E.Atlas of The Irish Rural Landscape written by Aalen, F.H.A. & Whelan, Kevin & Stout, MatthewLes Miserables (2 Volumes) written by Hugo, Victor & Denny, NormanLucie Attwell's Tales For Tea Time
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The Prehistoric Chamber Tombs of England and WalesAtlas of The Irish Rural LandscapeLes Miserables (2 Volumes)Lucie Attwell
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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson published by Folio Society contributed by Sonia

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales Illustrated by W.Heath Robinson published by Folio Society

A fairy tale or fairytale is an instance of folklore in the form of a short story. Such stories usually include mythical creatures such as fairies, elves, giants, unicorns, and goblins. Magic or enchantments are also often involved.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best remembered for his literary fairy tales which he wrote between 1835 and 1872. He wrote a total of 156 stories across nine volumes which were translated into more than 125 languages.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

An Atlas of Astronomy written by Ball, Robert StawellA Journey Through England (2 Volumes)
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British Dogs At Work written by Smith, A. CroxtonAlice In Wonderland written by Carroll, Lewis
An Atlas of AstronomyA Journey Through England (2 Volumes)British Dogs At WorkAlice In Wonderland
1st 1892 xi pages + 57 pages of introduction + 72 plate pages, 17 page index to rear.. Original blue cloth binding with gilt decoration on boards and spine. Front cover shows signs of the Zodiac. All edges gilt. Spine and edges are browned, with bumping and a little chipping. Wear to cover corners. Joints are a little cracked; front joint is cracked and fragile. All plates present. Some foxing and browning to pages.
Price: £540.00
1732 Brown leather bindings. In Familiar Letters From a Gentleman here to His Friend Abroad. Both volumes have NEW spines, with original covers laid down. Raised bands and title labels to spines. Some joints are strengthened with white cloth tape. Volume I: Front endpaper is MISSING; is 5th edition 1732; scuffing and wear to covers; inscription in ink to front pastedown. Volume 2: Is 3rd edition 1732; some pencil...
Price: £220.00
1st 1906 Beige cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Blue, black and brown decorations to spine and front cover. 20 colour plates. A and C Black Colour Book in the 7/6 Series. Spine is browned, with wear. Some grubby marks to covers. Frontis is detached, but loosely inserted. Foxing and browning to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins.
Price: £110.00
1st 1910 Green cloth spine. Pictorial boards. Delightful picture of Alice on front cover. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. 148 pages. 9.5 x 7.25". Scuffing and wear with bumping along cover edges and corners. Some other scuffing to covers. Name in ink to belongs to box on front pastedown. Front joint is cracked. Foxing and browning to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. Rear endpaper is...
Price: £240.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

20% discount on Arthur Rackham books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code RACKHTEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 9th November 2022.

Browse current stock of Arthur Rackham books in this offer.

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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