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Welcome to the January newsletter from Stella and Rose's Books. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed on a monthly basis of new information, articles and books available on our website. We hope you enjoy it.

This Month - Collecting - contributed by Chris

What is a collection and what makes a collector collect?

One dictionary definition of collecting is "the act of gathering things together" and a collection is defined as "a set of objects collected for their interest, value, or beauty". The desire to collect seems to be something that is built into us, an intrinsic part of being human. We all collect something even though we may not view ourselves as collectors (Don't believe me? What about that collection of shoes in the cupboard, or suits in the wardrobe, or CDs in the rack?)
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Collection of Teddy Bears
Vege-Men by Upton

Featured Book - The Vege-Men's Revenge contributed by Rosemary

What a strange rhyming book this is!
Each page is delightfully illustrated by Bertha Upton's daughter, Florence K. Upton, best-known for the series of Golliwogg books. In 1897, having had two Golliwogg books published, the Uptons decided to try something different with The Vege-Men's Revenge.  Read more

A Sample of New Stock

Curling an Illustrated History by David B. Smith Winchester College by James Sabben-Clare
Structure of Metals by Charles S. Barrett Thirteen for Luck by May Wynne
Curling an Illustrated History
Winchester CollegeA Manual of Falconry by Michael Woodford
Structures of Metals
Thirteen for Luck
Price: £24

Other books about Sport

Price: £15

More School History books.

Price: £12

Other books about Metallurgy

Price: £35

More Adventure Books

Selection from our Special Book Room

Mickey Mouse: 6 Wee Little Books by Walt Disney The Enchanted Capital of Scotland illustrated by Jessie M. King The Laws of Dean Forest by James G. Wood An History of Richmondshire by T.D. Whitaker and illustrated by J.M.W. Turner & Et Al.
Mickey Mouse: 6 Wee Little Books
The Ehchanted Captail of Scotland
The Laws of Dean Forest
An History of Richmondshire

1st ed US. 1934. A set of six small format (3.5 x 3") Books are: Mickey Mouse Wins The Race; Mickey Mouse at the Carnival; Mickey Mouse Will Not Quit; Mickey Mouse's Uphill Fight; Mickey Mouse's Misfortune and Mickey Mouse and Tanglefoot.
Price: £380

1st ed 1945. From a story told by a Merchant of Edinburgh and retold by Isobel Steele. Blue cloth, gilt title to front cover. Packed full with b/w illustrations plus 4 double-spread colour illustrations.
Price: £220

A facsimile of the 1878 edition. A Collection of Statues, Awards & Public Documents Relating to the Forest and Descriptions of All the Gales of Coal and Iron Confirmed by the Awards of 1841 or Subsequently Granted With the Present Rents and Royalties and Notes of Forfeiturs & Surrenders
Price: £95

1823 - Two volumes. 45 b/w plates, 27 larger pedigrees plus b/w text illustrations. Richmondshire in the North Riding of the County of York; Together With Those Parts of the Everwicschire of Domesday Which Form the Wapentakes of Lonsdale, Ewecross and Amunderness in the Counties of York, Lancaster and Westmoreland.
Price: £990

News in Brief

Books catalogued this month include W.E. Johns - Biggles, G.A. Henty, Maths, Observer's, Science & Technology & much more.

I-Spy children's books make a comeback:
The 'I-Spy' books are set to return to new bookshop shelves more than half a century after they first became a family hit. The pocket-sized books, which were first available in 1948, were used to entertain millions of children on long car journeys throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Our pictures for this snowy month are a view of Hay-on-Wye's Clock tower taken from Rose's Books, and of the River Wye from near Stella Books. Click on either image to see a larger version.

Staff go the extra mile in the snow:
With Tintern and Hay-on-Wye getting approximately 20cm of snow, getting to work became a challenge. For some of our international customers 20cm of Snow and -9 degrees c is normal, but for us it's unusual. Therefore we have taken a few photos for you to enjoy .

To see other news in brief, please click here.

Hay-On-Wye in SnowTintern in Snow
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