Square hardcover devoted to the rose, and its history. An interesting book, illustrated throughout with period engravings and photographs reproductions of art and ephemera depicting roses throughout history. Chapters include 'The rose in history', 'Medicine and cookery', 'The rose in literature', 'The rose in art', 'The origin of the rose', 'Rose gardens', 'Varieties and cultivation'. Hardcover with dust jacket, in very good condition.
Octopus Books, 1973
hardcover, very good condition, very good dust jacket