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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.
€ 230The subsequent editions became the name The amateur’s rose book.
* Stock 1229.
The amateur’s rose book. Comprising the cultivation of the rose in the open ground and under glass: the formation of the rosarium: the characters of wild and garden roses: the preparation of flowers for exhibition: the raising of new varieties: and the work of the rose garden in every season of the year.
London, W.H. and L. Collingridge, 1898, new (6.) edition by George Gordon, pp. [vii], 1-204, 204A-204B, 205-303, (8, adv.), colour-frontispiece and text-illustrations, 8vo, colour-illustrated cloth (spine-ends with minor imperfections).
€ 110* Stock 1234.
The amateur’s rose book, comprising the cultivation of the rose in the open ground and under glass: the formation of the rosarium: the characters of wild and garden roses: the preparation of flowers for exhibition: the raising of new varieties: and the work of the rose garden in every season of the year.
London, W.H. and L. Collingridge, 1894, new (5.) edition by George Gordon, pp. vii (including colour-frontispiece), 1-204, 204A-204B, 205-298, (8, adv.), text-illustrations, 8vo, colour-illustrated cloth. Front endpapers with defects.
€ 90* Stock 1233.
A book about roses. How to grow and show them.
Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood, 1877, 6. edition, pp. [vii], 321, (4, adv.), chromolithographed frontispiece and a few text-illustrations, square 8vo, uncut, nicely gilt-illustrated embossed brown cloth.
€ 110* Stock 1258.
A book about roses. How to grow and show them.
New York, William S. Gottsberger, 1883, 7. edition, pp. [x], 326, (10, adv.), small 8vo, richly decorated sepia cloth (top spine slightly rubbed).
€ 60* Stock 1286.
A book about roses. How to grow and show them. With an additional chapter and lists of roses by Dr. A.H. Williams.
London, Edward Arnold, 1911, new edition, pp. [xi], 324, a few text-illustrations, full-page drawing, 8 plain plates by George S. Elgood (drawings and paintings) and 4 fine colour-plates after paintings (not included in the list of ilustrations), 8vo, top-edge gilt, others trimmed, finely gilt-decorated mottled calf with raised band on spine and gilt-lettered red morocco label (joints split but holding).
€ 120* Stock 1279.
Roses and rose growing. With a chapter on How to grow roses for exhibition, by the rev. F. Page-Roberts, …
London, etc., Sir Isaac Pitman, (1913), pp. xi, 181, (1, 4, adv.), text-illustrations, plain plates and 28 colour-plates (photos), large 8vo, cloth. Reprinted edition of 1908 with supplement.
€ 35provenance: Servais Lejeune (book-plate).
* Stock 1497.
Das Rosenbuch. Anzucht, Pflege, Verwendung der Rose.
Hannover, M. & H. Schaper, 1956, 7. edition, pp. 242, (10, adv.), 141 text-illustrations and 40 colour-plates, 8vo, illustrated cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 25* Stock 1528.
Le livre des roses. Obtention, entretien et utilisation des roses et des rosiers.
Paris, Stock, (1967), pp. 197, (1), text-illustrations and colour-plates, 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), colour-illustrated stiff wrappers bound with.
€ 25* Stock 1534.
Le rosier. Culture et multiplication.
Paris, Librairie agricole de la Maison rustique, (1902?), 10. edition, pp. [iii*], 176, 34 text-illustrations, small 8vo, uncut, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), illustrated wrappers bound with. Bibliothèque du jardinier.
€ 30* Stock 1564.
Les rosiers. Culture, multiplication, taille, emploi.
Paris, Librairie agricole de la Maison rustique, (1924), 19. edition by Georges Bellair, pp. 192, (4, adv.), frontispiece and 62 text-illustrations, small 8vo, uncut, illustrated wrappers. Well preserved copy.
€ 25* Stock 1565.
The Indian amateur rose gardener. Practical directions for the cultivation and propagation of roses, in the plains and hill stations of India. By Landolicus. Revised and brought up to date by R. Ledlie …
Calcutta, W. Newman, [ca. 1930], 3. edition, pp. 84 (67-68 omitted), text-illustrations (11 full-page of roses), small 8vo, lettered boards.
€ 65* Stock 1581.
À propos de roses.
Orléans, Grandes Roseraies du Val de la Loire, (1930), 3. edition, pp. 173, (1), text-illustrations, photo-plates (partly in colour) and 14 garden plans on plates (some folding), 8vo, decorated morocco-grained boards. Well preserved copy.
€ 45* Stock 1601.
Les rosiers. Histoire, évolution, utilisation, semis, engrais, plantation, taille, parasites, multiplication.
Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1951, 1. edition, pp. 224, (1, adv.), text-illustrations, 8vo, gilt-lettered cloth (private binding), colour-illustrated stiff wrappers bound with.
€ 25* Stock 1629.
Roses. Deuxième volume. Les plus belles roses du monde en couleurs et leur culture.
Zürich, Éditions Silva, 1967, pp. 140, text-illustrations, 60 mounted colour-plates and 1 loosely inserted colour-plate intended for framing after paintings by Anne-Marie Trechslin, 4to, gilt-illustrated boards, dust-jacket.
€ 30* Stock 1625.
Memoirs of the rose: comprising botanical, poetical, and miscellaneous recollections of that celebrated flower. In a series of letters to a lady.
London, Francis Westley, 1824, pp. 189, (3, adv.), small 8vo, uncut, plain cloth-backed boards (slightly rubbed).
€ 100* Stock 1794;
My roses & how I grew them.
London & New Y ork, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1901, 3. edition, pp. 52, (4, adv.), wood-cut frontispiece and tailpiece, 8vo, gilt edges, fine endpapers in colour, plain leather with raised bands on spine.
€ 75* Stock 1824.
Roses. With decorations by Frederick G. Hall and illustrations from photographs of flowers.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1903, pp. [iii], 99-128, 10 blue-tinted photo-plates, each page decorated in red with roses, 8vo, cloth-backed colour- and gold-decorated boards with roses.
€ 115* Stock 1838.
Berlin, Gartenschönheit, 1924, 1. edition, pp. 136, colour-, plain photo-illustrations and drawings, square 4to, gilt pictorial cloth (spine rubbed). Bücher der Gartenschönheit.
€ 75Introduction by Karl Foerster and chapters by Paul Landau (Die Rose im Leben der Völker and Die Rose in der Kunst), Kurt Pöthig and W. Geier. Fine book production.
* Stock 1851.
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