Stella and Rose's Books Specialists in rare and collectable books

September 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2015 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. We hope that you enjoy it.

What's in A Book? contributed by Lorna

In the short time I have been adding books into stock at Rose's Books I have been amused by the obscure items you find hidden between the pages. Often the item has been used as a bookmark so I can only assume that when a reader is looking for something to mark their page, they grab the first thing that comes to hand - as you will see from the following list.

A black and white photograph of a young man and a dog.

The outer cardboard wrapper from a film cartridge. I googled the make and looks like it could be for a box camera...


A Sample of New Stock

The New Adventures Of Alice In Rainforest Land written by Amadio, NadineBritain's Buildings Places & Spaces The Unseen In The Everyday written by Dean, Ptolemy & Jenkins, SimonVickers Aircraft Since 1908 written by Andrews, C.F. & Morgan, Eric B.The Autobiography Of Arthur Ransome written by Ransome, Arthur & Hart-Davis, Rupert
The New Adventures Of Alice In Rainforest LandBritainVickers Aircraft Since 1908The Autobiography Of Arthur Ransome
Price: £14.00Price: £25.00Price: £25.00Price: £22.00
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The Books of Kenneth Grahame contributed by Joanne

Being specialists in children's books, Kenneth Grahame is most well known to us as the author of The Wind in the Willows - with its many editions, illustrated; abridged; old and modern. However, what of Grahame's other works?

We recently acquired a collection of books into stock by Kenneth Grahame, so it was time for me to learn a little more about his other works as well.

Grahame started out by writing essays which were published in magazines such as St. James Gazette, the National Observer and the Yellow Book. A selection of these essays featured a family of orphaned children and their guardians.

The Pagan Papers (1893), Grahame's first published book, was a collection of his previously published essays...


The Books of Kenneth Grahame

A Selection from The Special Book Room

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales written by Andersen, Hans ChristianWaterlog A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain written by Deakin, RogerDream Days written by Grahame, KennethGreen Willow And Other Japanese Fairy Tales written by James, Grace
Hans AndersenWaterlog A SwimmerDream DaysGreen Willow And Other Japanese Fairy Tales
1st 1899. Published by George Newnes Ltd. Large, heavy format. Illustrated by Helen Stratton. Upwards of 400 b/w illustrations. 320 pages.
Price: £100.00
1st 1999. Waterlog is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water. B/w chapter headings. SIGNED by author, with dedication to verso of front endpaper.
Price: £240.00
1st 1930. Large paper edition, printed on specially made rag paper and limited to two hundred and seventy-five copies for sale. SIGNED by author and illustrator. This is copy no. 269. Contained in a near fine slip-case.
Price: £360.00
1st 1910. De-Luxe edition, Limited to 500 copies. 40 exquisite tissue-guarded colour plates. 38 tales and legends collected from many sources. Possibly rebound into green leather as endpapers match the (later) storage box. A beautiful copy!
Price: £1100.00

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Theresa &
The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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