A Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Vatar-Jouannet, rue cassette, No. 913, An IX - 1800. Half-Leather. Scarce First Edition of the first monograph on roses published in French. 12mo (176 x 103mm): ,ix,,340pp, with engraved folding frontispiece (depicting 10 botanical parts of the rose) and folding letterpress table ("Tableau Analytique des Roses"). Recent rose pink half leather over marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gold, original paste paper wrappers bound in. A superb uncut copy, beautifully bound (spine faded) and clean throughout. Pritzel 3643. Johnston 660. Wellcome III, p. 179. Stock (Rose Books) 1102. Fine. Item #BB2527
Describes the varieties and cultivation of roses, with classifications based on Lamarck and chapters on medicinal uses and the literary lore of the rose, as well as original poetry by the author and recipes using rose water, oil, vinegar and syrups. The folding table lists 76 rose types in two divisions. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).