1870 Rare Victorian Gardening Book - A book about Roses : How to grow and show them
Author : Hole, S Reynolds.
Title : A Book About Roses. How to Grow and Show Them.
Publisher : Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood ans Sons, 1870. Second Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 295 pages + 16 Gardening books catalogue pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and soiled) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on top of half title page).
The book : Rare and very attractive second edition of this book about Roses. A rare find in this beautiful binding!
The author: Samuel Reynolds Hole (5 December 1819 - 27 August 1904) was an English Anglican priest, author and horticulturalist in the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th. Noted for his expertise with roses and an inaugural recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour.
There is a memorial to Hole at Rochester Cathedral. Dean Hole is further remembered on the number 3 bell at Rochester: "In remembrance of S. Reynolds Hole, Dean. Died 27th August - 1904".
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