(Boyle, Eleanor Vere:) Ros rosarum ex horto poetarum. Dew of the ever-living rose. Gathered from the poets’ gardens of many lands. By E.V.B.
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Balis, Jan
De roos in beeld.
Brussel, Albert I-Bibliotheek, 1966, pp. viii, 96, text-illustrations, small 4to, colour-illustrated stiff wrappers. Exhibition catalogue.
€ 30
Balis, Jan: De roos in beeld.
Beales, Peter
Classic roses. An illustrated encyclopaedia and grower’s manual of old roses, shrub roses and climbers.
London, Collins Harvill, 1985, 1. edition, pp. 432, numerous fine text-illustrations (mostly photos in colour), 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 40
Betten, Robert
Die Rose, ihre Anzucht und Pflege. Praktisches Handbuch für Rosenfreunde.
Frankfurt an der Oder, Trowitzsch, 1903, 2. edition, pp. viii, 243, 138 text-illustrations by Minna Laudien, large 8vo, decorated cloth. Library stamps on title-page.
€ 35
* Stock 128.
Betten, Robert: Die Rose, ihre Anzucht und Pflege. Praktisches Handbuch für Rosenfreunde.
Betten, Robert
Die Rose, ihre Anzucht und Pflege. Praktisches Handbuch für Rosenfreunde. Frankfurt an der Oder, Trowitzsch, 1919, 4. edition by Rob. Türke, pp. viii, 239, 189 text-illustrations, 8vo, lettered boards (upper part spine missing).
€ 25
* Stock 131.
Bhatcharji, Bohdi Sattwa
Practical rose growing in India. A chapter on the raising of new roses by Courtney Page … A special chapter for Bengal by Rai Sahib A.C. Pal … Foreword by Sir Leonard C. Adami …
Calcutta, Thacker, Spink, 1935, 1. edition, pp. xii, 114, plate illustrations (partly in colour) and a few text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth. Dedication on title-page.
€ 140
* Stock 133.
Biddle, Violet Purton
Roses and how to grow them. With a chapter by Horace J. Wright.
London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1903, 1. edition, pp. iii-xii, 13-124, small 8vo, illustrated cloth (spine faded).
€ 30
* Stock 135.
Bois, Eric & Anne-Marie Trechslin
Rosen.
Zürich, Silva, 1961, pp. 128, 60 mounted colour-plates after paintings by Anne-Marie Trechslin, 4to, gilt-illustrated boards, dust-jacket.
€ 35
* Stock 182.
Bois, Eric & Anne-Marie Trechslin
Roses.
London, Thomas Nelson, 1962, 1. English edition, pp. 128, 60 mounted colour-plates after paintings by Anne-Marie Trechslin, 4to, gilt-illustrated boards, dust-jacket.
€ 30
* Stock 183.
(Boyle, Eleanor Vere)
Ros rosarum ex horto poetarum. Dew of the ever-living rose. Gathered from the poets’ gardens of many lands. By E.V.B.
London, Elliot Stock, 1897, 3. edition, pp. xxxi, 293, (1, adv.), text-illustrations, head-pieces and initials, title-page printed in red, small 8vo, top-edge gilt, others trimmed, half gilt-ruled green morocco, spine with raised bands and finely gilt decoration of rose motifs (upper front corner with gilt crown and letters G.D.). Nice copy, finely bound by Hatchards, Piccadilly.
€ 230
provenance: Armorial book-plate and ownership inscription of Frans Verdoorn.
* Stock 248.
(Boyle, Eleanor Vere:) Ros rosarum ex horto poetarum. Dew of the ever-living rose. Gathered from the poets’ gardens of many lands. By E.V.B.
Buist, Robert
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.
€ 145
Buist 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.
Buist, Robert: 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.
Clements, Julia
My roses.
London, W.H. & L. Collingridge, 1958, 1. edition, pp. 88, photo-illustrations in text, 8vo, gilt-illustrated boards, dust-jacket. Dedication by the author.
€ 30
Cranston, John
Cultural directions for the rose, with full descriptions of all the finest varieties in cultivation, selections adapted to various circumstances and situations, and a calendar of operations to be performed during each month throughout the year, by John Cranston, King’s Acre Nurseries, near Hereford.
London, Robert Edmund Taylor, 1875, 5. edition, pp. vii, 144, hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece of a rose (Sir Garnet Wolseley) and 7 engraved plates of design for rosariums, 8vo, decorated green boards.
€ 110
* Stock 492.
Cranston, John: Cultural directions for the rose, with full descriptions of all the finest varieties in cultivation, selections adapted to various circumstances and situations, and a calendar of operations to be performed during each month throughout the year, by John Cranston, King’s Acre Nurseries, near Hereford.
Cranston, John
Cultural directions for the rose, with full descriptions of all the newest and best roses in cultivation, selections adapted to various circumstances and situations, and a calendar of operations. To be performed during each month throughout the year. Also a complete catalogue of roses introduced up to the present time. By John Cranston, King’s Acre Nurseries, near Hereford.
London, H.M. Polett, 1888, 7. (last) edition, pp. [ii], 188, 1 wood-engraved text-illustration, 8vo, gilt-illustrated purple cloth (spine slightly faded). Fine copy.
€ 190
The catalogue listing about 2250 varieties with name of raiser and date of introduction.
* Stock 494.
Cranston, John: Cultural directions for the rose, with full descriptions of all the newest and best roses in cultivation, selections adapted to various circumstances and situations, and a calendar of operations. To be performed during each month throughout the year. Also a complete catalogue of roses introduced up to the present time. By John Cranston, King’s Acre Nurseries, near Hereford.
Darlington, Hayward Radcliffe
Roses.
London & Edinburgh, J.C. & E.C. Jack, (1911), 1. impression, pp. xiii, 193, (1), text-illustrations and 8 colour-plates, 8vo, uncut, boards with mounted colour-plate. Present-day gardening. A few neat annotations/drawings.
€ 40
* Stock 615.
Dematra
Essai d’une monographie des rosiers indigènes du canton de Fribourg. Par Mr. le Doyen Dematra, Curé à Corbières, ...
Fribourg, F.L. Piller, 1818, pp. 8, 12mo, contemporary plain wrappers. Marginally slightly waterstained.
€ 60
* Pritzel 2149; Stafleu & Cowan 29.736; Stock 635.
Dematra: Essai d’une monographie des rosiers indigènes du canton de Fribourg. Par Mr. le Doyen Dematra, Curé à Corbières, ...
Déséglise, Pierre-Alfred
Observations on the different methods proposed for the classification of the species of the genus Rosa, Linneus [sic].
Huddersfield, J.E. Wheatley, 1865, pp. [i], 16, large 8vo, boards with lettered label on spine. Reprint The Naturalist.
€ 75
* Pritzel 2173; Stock 647; Stafleu & Cowan 29.835.
Ellwanger, Henry Brooks
The rose. A treatise on the cultivation, history, family characteristics, etc. of the various groups of roses, with accurate descriptions of the varieties now generally grown.
New York, Dodd, Mead, (1882), 1. edition, pp. vi, 5-293, small 8vo, finely illustrated cloth (spine-ends rubbed).
€ 75
* Stock 791.
Ellwanger, Henry Brooks
The rose. A treatise on the cultivation, history, family characteristics, etc., of the various groups of roses, with accurate descriptions of the varieties now generally grown.
New York, Dodd, Mead, (1882), 1. edition, pp. vi, 5-293, small 8vo, finely illustrated brown cloth.
€ 85
* Stock 791.
Ellwanger, Henry Brooks
The rose. A treatise on the cultivation, history, family characteristics, etc., of the various groups of roses, with accurate descriptions of the varieties now generally grown. With an introduction by George H. Ellwanger.
New York, Dodd, Mead, 1893, revised edition, pp. 310, small 8vo (107 x 164 mm), finely gilt-decorated olive-green cloth.
€ 80
* Stock 793 (i), but leaves 20 mm thick between covers.
Ellwanger, Henry Brooks
The rose. A treatise on the cultivation, history, family characteristics, etc., of the various groups of roses, with accurate descriptions of the varieties now generally grown. With an introduction by George H. Ellwanger.
New York, Dodd, Mead, 1893, revised edition, pp. 310, small 8vo (107 x 164 mm), finely gilt-decorated grey-green cloth.
€ 75
* Stock 793 (ii), but leaves 18 mm thick between covers.
Fuchs, Henry
Les rosiers dans nos jardins.
Paris, La Maison rustique, (1948), 1. edition, pp. 222, (1, 1, adv.), text-illustrations and colour-plates, 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), colour-illustrated stiff wrappers bound with.
€ 25
* Stock 924.
Gemen & Bourg
Les roses.
Luxembourg, De la Cour Victor Buck, 3. edition, [1912?], pp. 136, text-illustrations, large 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), printed wrappers bound with.
€ 80
* Stock 973.
Gentil, Ambroise
Histoire des roses indigènes de la Sarthe.
Le Mans, Ed. Monnoyer, 1897, pp. [iii], 15-119, large 8vo, unopened, printed wrappers (neatly repaired). Marginal stain and some foxing. Offprint Bulletin de la Société d’Agriculture, Sciences et Arts de la Sarthe. Dedication.
€ 75
* Stock 988.
Giordano, Louis
Des rosiers et des roses. Classification (plantation et conduite des rosiers).
Paris, Amphora, 1966, pp. 174, text-illustrations (line-drawings by the author) and plate illustrations (partly in colour), large 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), colour-illustrated stiff wrappers bound with.
€ 30
* Stock 1024.
(Gravereaux, Jules)
La rose dans les sciences, dans les lettres et dans les arts. Documents pour servir à l’histoire de la rose réunis au 1er Mai 1906.
Roseraie de l’Haÿ (Seine) & Paris, Lahure, 1906, pp. 144, a few text-illustrations, large 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), lettered wrappers bound with.
€ 160
The fullest record of the author’s collections at l’Haÿ.
* Stock 1076.
Günthart, Lotte et al.
Water colors & drawings by Lotte Günthart.
Pittsburgh, Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1970, pp. 238, portrait in colour, numerous fine illustrations (many in colour) and 5 collotype-reproductions, large 8vo, white artificial leather. Edition of exhibition catalogue limited to 1.500 copies.
€ 40
Foreword by George H.M. Lawrence and further contributions about roses by the artist, Raymond C. Allen: Hybrid roses in America, Ivan Klášterský: Botanical roses, Robert Kohli: Old roses and Hans Thommen: Rose hips and carotenoids.
* Stock 1097.