The rose book. A practical treatise on the culture of the rose. Comprising the formation of the rosarium, the characters of species and varieties, modes of propagation, planting, pruning, training and preparing for exhibition, and the management of roses in all seasons.
London, Groombridge, 1864, 1. edition, pp. xii (including frontispiece-design of rosarium), 288, (4, adv.), 5 full-page and about 30 smaller engraved text-illustrations, 8vo, uncut, later half red morocco with gilt-ruled cloth sides, spine with raised bands and floral decoration. After the frontispiece added a chromolithographed plate of a rose, not mentioned by Stock. Attractive copy.
Ä 230The subsequent editions became the name The amateurís rose book.
* Stock 1229.