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February 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2017 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.

Website issues

Our apologies to customers who may have experienced a loss of service on our website over recent days. Unfortunately, both disks on our dedicated webserver started to fail at the same time. Although a backup was made, the hardware failure caused the backup to become corrupted. In the meantime, we have created a new server and gone back to our second and third levels of backup. The website is now functioning, although we are still recovering some images for stock and articles. We hope that the website will be fully restored within the next week or so. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time!

Haynes Publishing - A very brief history contributed by Joanne

For many car drivers or repair enthusiasts, possibly the first 'Haynes' book we own will be the repair manual for our first car. I know that this was true for me, although I think that possibly it was used by my father more for repairs and trouble shooting, than by me!

During my time working at Stella & Roses Books, I have catalogued many books published by the Haynes Publishing Group, mostly relating to cars, motorbikes, motor sports etc.


A Sample of New Stock

The Golden Age written by Grahame, KennethLeonardo Da Vinci And The Art Of Sculpture written by Radke, Gary M. & et al, You're Only Old Once! written by Seuss, Dr.My Own Right Time written by Woodward, Philip
The Golden AgeLeonardo Da Vinci And The Art Of SculptureYouMy Own Right Time
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The Art of the New Naturalists by Peter Marren contributed by Theresa

This book explores the artwork of the New Naturalist series of books. If you are unfamiliar with the New Naturalist titles, they are a series of Natural History books. The subjects range from 'Butterflies' which was the first book published in 1945 to 'Slugs and Snails' published in 2016.

The books are much sought after and are collected as much as for their artwork as for their content.

Until 1985 the artwork for the dustjackets was designed by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, coincidentally they also created posters for London Transport. Since 1985 the artwork has been designed by Robert Gillmor.'


Art of the New Naturalists

A Selection from The Special Book Room

The Story Of The Champions Of The Round Table written by Pyle, HowardThe Birds Of Paradise And Bower Birds written by Cooper, William T. & Forshaw, Joseph M.Millais's Illustrations A Collection Of Drawings On Wood written by Millais, John EverettOrlando (the Marmalade Cat) Goes To The Moon written by Hale, Kathleen
The Story Of The Champions Of The Round TableThe Birds Of Paradise And Bower BirdsMillaisOrlando (the Marmalade Cat) Goes To The Moon
1st UK 1905 Contains The Story of Lancelot, The Book of Sir Tristram parts I, II and III and The Book of Sir Percival. Grey cloth, large vignette of man with sword and shield to front. B/w illustrations throughout. 328pp.
Price: £120.00
1st 1977.Very large format. Gorgeous full-page colour illustrations. A feast for the lover of beautiful bird paintings and an essential work of reference for the ornithologist. Contained in original slipcase in almost fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Price: £300.00
1866 edition. Large format. Brown/brick cloth with gilt, blue and black titles/decorations to front cover. B/w illustrations. Book appears to have been rebacked at some point, with newer spine (no title) and new endpapers.
Price: £140.00
1st 1968. The penultimate story in the Orlando series. Orlando and his family decide to go to the moon to escape the rainy summer. A delightful story. Blue pictorial boards. Colour & b/w lithographs throughout depicting their adventures.
Price: £400.00

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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