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March 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2023 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 well.

Our building work is progressing well with the final flooring being laid as we write this. We can then start to reassemble the room. This will take a few weeks as we're going to build a new desk area. This will hopefully look a lot smarter and make life a little easier for our staff.

In local news, the Wireworks Bridge refurbishment is almost complete. Once it reopens, it will once again be possible to cycle from Chepstow to Tintern along the Greenway (the old railway). There is also a new produce market starting in Tintern. The market will be in the village hall every 2nd Saturday of the month (starting April 8th).

Our articles this month are particularly diverse: 3d printing and Aesop's Fables! We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

Additive Manufacturing – or 3D Printing contributed by Steve

I suppose there is a great British tradition of men tinkering away in sheds at the bottom of gardens – inventing some amazing contraption or fixing that kitchen appliance that has decided to stop working.

I like to think that Additive Manufacturing - better known as 3D printing - falls into this same tradition. Its popularity, low cost and minimal barriers to entry have allowed a younger generation to rapidly realise ideas or quickly design and print spare parts for obsolete gadgets.


A Sample of New Stock

The Jumble Book
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland written by Carroll, LewisThe Welsh Cottage: Building Traditions of The Rural Poor, 1750-1900 written by Wiliam, EurwynFrom Chain Drive To Turbocharger: The A.F.N. Story written by Jenkinson, Denis
The Jumble BookAliceThe Welsh Cottage: Building Traditions of The Rural Poor, 1750-1900From Chain Drive To Turbocharger: The A.F.N. Story
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Masters of Breeding and Racing written by Vansalen, VictorThe Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume II. The Laelias written by Withner, Carl L.Zooplankton Ecology written by Teodosio, M. Alexandra & Barbosa, Ana B.Insects of Southern Africa written by Scholtz, Clarke H. & Holm, Erik
Masters of Breeding and RacingThe Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume II. The LaeliasZooplankton EcologyInsects of Southern Africa
Price: £60.00Price: £38.00Price: £58.00Price: £45.00
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The Big Book of Fables Edited by Walter Jerrold and Illustrated by Charles Robinson contributed by Sonia

The Big Book of Fables Edited by Walter Jerrold and Illustrated by Charles Robinson

Walter Jerrold has chosen the fables and edited this Big Book of Fables which was first published in 1912 (although, of course, the fables themselves are much older). Jerrold was a writer and newspaper editor. He spent much of his time in London, starting out as a clerk in a newspaper counting house and going on to become deputy editor of The Observer.

The book is covered with red cloth and has a gilt patterned and titled spine. The first edition has a gilt design to the front board, whereas the early reprints have a blind design i.e., no gilt.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Biggles and The Dark Intruder written by Johns, W.E.The Untidy Gnome written by Gibbons, StellaThe Illustrated Exhibitor, A Tribute To The World's Industrial Jubilee; Comprising Sketches, By Pen and Pencil, of The Principal Objects In The Great Exhibition of The Industry of All Nations 1851
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A History of Monmouthshire: Hundred of Caldicot (3 Volumes) written by Bradney, Joseph
Biggles and The Dark IntruderThe Untidy GnomeThe Illustrated Exhibitor, A Tribute To The WorldA History of Monmouthshire: Hundred of Caldicot (3 Volumes)
1st thus 1970 1st Hardback edition of this book orginal published in paperback in 1967. Red boards and gilt title to spine. 190 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some light foxing to endpapers and textblock. Musty smell to contents. Dustwrapper is price-cut and edge rubbed, some light scuffing to rear panel, small tear and light creases to top edge of front panel. A nice copy of a scarce Biggles book.
Price: £320.00
1st 1935 The only children's book by the author of Cold Comfort Farm. Gerda, a little girl who is taken prisoner by the Elves and kept in a cave with an old gnome, is rescued by the princess of the fairies. Beige cloth, red titles and illustration to front cover. 180 pages. Two-colour text illustrations throughout. Spine bumped, some very slight darkening to lower edge of front cover. Name in ink and small embossed booksellers stamp...
Price: £1400.00
1851 Three-quarter green leather binding with marbled paper boards. 5 raised bands to spine with gilt decorations, red title label and gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. Collected issues of The Illustrated Exhibitor from No. 1 June 7 1851 to No. 30 December 27 1851. B/w illustrations throughout including fold-out illustrations. Leather spine & corners rubbed. Rear edge of spine split but held neatly within...
Price: £180.00
1st 1929 Three volumes. Very large format. Beige cloth spine. Light grey boards. Parts I, II and III of volume IV. B/w illustrations. Boards lightly browned, cloth spines very slightly grubby. Foxing to text blocks. Tape marks at gutter edge of title page and first page of volume I. A few foxspots present. Volume I is first edition 1929, volume II is first edition 1932, volume III is first edition 1933. A very handsome set.
Price: £290.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

20% discount on Botany books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code BOTANEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 15th April 2023.

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