1864 Victorian Gardening First Edition - The Rose, A Practical Treatise on The Culture of The Rose by Shirley Hibberd.
Author: Shirley Hibberd.
Title: The Rose, A Practical Treatise on The Culture of The Rose. Comprising The Formation of the Rosarium, The Characters of Species and Varieties, Modes of Propagating, Planting, Pruning, Training and Preparing for Exhibition, And the Management of Roses in All Seasons,
Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, 1864. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xii-288 pages + (4) catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half red morocco leather binding with gilt roses on the spine (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful full-color frontispiece, the full-page design for a rosarium and numerous black&white illustrations.
The book: Rare and attractive first edition of this practical treatise on the culture of the Rose.
The author: James Shirley Hibberd (1825 – 16 November 1890) was one of the most popular and successful gardening writers of the Victorian era. He was a best-selling editor of three gardening magazines, including Amateur Gardening, the only 19th-century gardening magazine still being published today. He wrote over a dozen books on gardening and several more on natural history and related subjects. He promoted town gardening, aquariums, bee-keeping, vegetarianism, water recycling, environmental conservation and the prevention of cruelty to animals and birds, all before they were taken up as 'causes' in the twentieth century. Most important of all, he taught and promoted amateur gardening, before it was acceptable among the gardening establishment, and helped to found the whole consumer industry in amateur gardening that we have today.
Share this Product
More from this collection
1864 Victorian Gardening First Edition - The Rose, A Practical Treatise on The Culture of The Rose by Shirley Hibberd. Price List