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Welcome to the July 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.

Mummy's Bedtime Story Book

This Month - Jessie M. King - contributed by Adam

Jessie M. King is an illustrator's name I have heard many times since I started working at Stella Books but somehow I never seem to see any of her illustrations. Well, that all changed the other day when a copy of Mummy's Bedtime Story Book came into stock. It has one of those book covers which says to you "look at me!" with its bright colourful boards, yet having a certain essence about it which says "I am an old book". I find this an unusual combination as most of our pre-World War II children's books tend to either have bright pictorial wrappers or understated but elegantly decorated boards, not the brash colourful boards of this book. Anyway this has inspired me to do some research and try and find out some more about Jessie King. Read the Article

Featured Book - The Mouldy - contributed by Maria

My husband and I collect illustrated children's books. Anything that takes our fancy really, but we do have a few books in our collection which are illustrated by Nicola Bayley. Nicola is perhaps best-known for her stunning illustrations of cats and indeed her particular favourite is 'The Patchwork Cat' by William Mayne . However, the book that caught my attention was another by William Mayne called 'The Mouldy'.

Although very familiar with the beautiful pictures, I must admit I'd never actually read the story... read more.

The Mouldy

A Sample of New Stock

Jaguar Mk1 and 2 by James Taylor The Story of Little Black Bobtail by Helen Bannerman
Fenland Rivers by Iris Wedgwood The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum Illustrated by Robert Sabuda
Jaguar Mk1 and 2
The Story of Little Black Bobtail
Fenland Rivers by Iris Wedgewood
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Price: £ 65

More books about Cars

Price: £ 40

Other Negro Interest books

Price: £25

More books on Rivers

Price:£ 18

Other Action Books

Selection from our Special Book Room

Perrault's Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault Willy Pogany's Mother Goose illustrated by Pogany Handbook on the Birds of Europe The Middle East and North Africa 9 Volumes by Stanley Cramp Theodora and the Chalet School By Elinor Brent-Dyer

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Willy Pogany's Mother Goose
Handbook on the Birds of Europe The Middle East and North Africa 9 Volumes
Theodra and the Chalet School

Illustrated by John Austen and Signed by him. 1st ed. 1922 Delightful colour illustrations reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley whom Austen greatly admired.
Price £ 200

1st ed USA 1928. SIGNED by Pogany. Limited edition copy 36 of 500. Illustrated in colour and b/w throughout in classic art deco style.
Price £1,000

A lovely set of first editions 1977-1994. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work.
Price £350

1st ed. 1959. Theodora is one of Chalet School's more troublesome pupils having been expelled from three schools previously.
Price £140

Recent additions:
This month we've had collections of Chalet School, Abbey School, Folio Society, Pop-Up, Moveable, Observers and many more

Selected posts from our Blog:-

What is the Folio Society?

Unusual Ladybird Items

Book of the Week: The Mapp and Lucia Novels

Cream Tea At Tintern Station

To view the latest from the blog, please click here. I look forward to reading your comments.

This month's photo is of sunset at Hay-On-Wye thanks to a customer for this photo.

Hay Sunset
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