1872 Rare Victorian Gardening Book - A book about Roses : How to grow and show them
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Author : Hole, S Reynolds
Title : A Book About Roses. How to Grow and Show Them.
Publisher : Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1872. Fourth Edition. Revised and Enlarged.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 320 pages
Binding : Very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Bound by Burn & Co.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, name of a previous owner on top margin of title page). Exlibris of Mildred Nevile of Wellingore and Barrie Macey on first endpapers.
Illustrations : Including a nice color frontis illustration.
Estimate : (USD 100 - USD 200)
The book : Rare and very attractive 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".