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February 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2019 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.

Shop News:
The last month has been busy with numerous large collections of books arriving for us to check and catalogue. Look out for new Aviation, Military, Natural History and Childrens books coming into stock over the next couple of weeks...
We're also delighted to welcome into our happy band new staff member Jackie who will be helping to process orders!
There is a feeling that Spring is on its way, and the hours of daylight are steadily growing each day now, and daffodils are already flowering in areas that catch the most sun...

Celebrations contributed by Theresa

There are so many things to celebrate throughout the year, but here are a few from the past 150 years that might have slipped your mind.

First of all let's look at those events that are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

1969 saw the year in which Robin Knox Johnston sailed solo around the world without stopping, and The Clangers, one of the many beloved characters created by Oliver Postgate, was first shown on television. 1969 also saw the maiden flight of Concorde.

Let's go back another 50 years to 1919...


A Sample of New Stock

Pookie written by Wallace, Ivy L.The Schneider Trophy Story written by Eves, EdwardThe Paddy Hopkirk Story A Dash Of The Irish written by Hopkirk, Paddy & Price, BillArchitecture In Britain 1530-1830 written by Summerson, John
PookieThe Schneider Trophy StoryThe Paddy Hopkirk Story A Dash Of The IrishArchitecture In Britain 1530-1830
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Vespasian written by Levick, BarbaraA Fly Fisher's Life written by Ritz, CharlesThe Atlantic Region To Confederation: A History written by Buckner, Phillip A. & Reid, John G.Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There written by Carroll, Lewis
VespasianA Fly FisherThe Atlantic Region To Confederation: A HistoryThrough The Looking-glass And What Alice Found There
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The Survey of London by Walter Besant contributed by Tim

Sir Walter Besant's (1836-1901) work on London is truly impressive in its scope, and is fascinating to anyone with an interest in this great city.

Besant was a prolific writer, producing a number of novels during his literary collaboration with James Rice, and then a greater number on his own after the latter's death. He also helped to found the Society of Authors in 1884, and had a keen interest in improving the living conditions of London's poor. He was Treasurer of the Atlantic Union which sought to improve relations...


Illustration from The Survey of London by Sir Walter Besant

A Selection from The Special Book Room

A Midsummer Night's Dream written by Shakespeare, William Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur James And The Giant Peach written by Dahl, RoaldThe Monarchs Of Merry England (4 Volumes) written by Carse, RolandFrom The Penny Dreadful To The Ha'penny Dreadful written by Kirkpatrick, Robert J.
A Midsummer NightJames And The Giant PeachThe Monarchs Of Merry England (4 Volumes)From The Penny Dreadful To The Ha
1st USA. 1908. American Edition. 40 exquisite colour plates mounted on cream paper. Large format. The 40 colour plates are beautiful; fine condition.
Price: £480.00
1st 1967. The adventures of James Henry Trotter and an oversized peach! A fast-paced, hilarious saga, in the best traditions of the fantastic.
Price: £120.00
1st 1907. Set of 4 books, each containing 10 colour plates. Books cover following periods: William I-Henry III; Edward I-Richard III; Henry VII-Elizabeth and James I-Edward VII. SIGNED by author.
Price: £450.00
1st 2013. A Bibliographic History of the Boys' Periodical in Britain 1762-1950. B/w and colour photos. SIGNED by author to title page.
Price: £160.00

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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