1880 Rare Victorian Gardening Book - A Book about ROSES, How to grow and show them.
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Author: S Reynolds Hole.
Title: A Book About Roses. How to Grow and Show Them.
Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1880. Seventh Edition, Revised.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 6".
Pages: 322 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece illustration.
The book: Rare and very attractive edition of this book about Roses. A rare find in any condition
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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