The rose manual; containing accurate descriptions of all the finest varieties of roses, properly classed in their respective families, their character and mode of culture with directions for their propagation, and the destruction of insects.
Philadelphia, the author & Carey and Hart, 1847, 2. edition, pp.ii-xii, 13-192, (2, adv.), 6 wood-engraved text-illustrations, small 8vo, gilt pictorial and lettered embossed cloth (slightly rubbed). Opposite the title-page on [ii] is an advertisement, preceded by 7 blank pages. Foxing and some leaves partly waterstained.
€ 145Buist was probably the most prolific horticultural writer in America in the first half of the nineteenth century. His Rose Manual was published in Philadelphia in 1844, the first special book on the rose in America from the gardener’s point of view; ... The Rose Manual, which went through four editions in ten years, contained descriptions of the varieties of roses grown in America; accounts of the several species, … (Hedrick).
* Hedrick p. 482; Stock 300.