Old Garden Roses


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London: George Rainbird, 1955-1957, 1957. Two Volumes: Old Garden Roses London: George Rainbird, 1955. Limited edition, # 1950/2160. Folio; 52 pp.; illustrated from eight paintings by Charles Raymond; foreword by Graham Thomas. with WILFRID BLUNT & JAMES RUSSELL. Old Garden Roses: The Gallicas. London: George Rainbird, 1957. Limited edition; folio, pp. 47; illustrated from eight paintings by Charles Raymond. Owner's name, else a very good set in dust jackets with owner's name neatly written on front panels. George Rainbird, the English publisher who invented the coffee table book, originally projected a six-part series of the prominent rose families; sadly, these two only were published. The first volume is a history with horticultural notes on the main groups and their characteristics; volume two contains a long essay by Blunt on the rose in literature, and Russell's notes on Gallicas. With a list of subscribers. (Werger & Burton 1117) (Item ID: 000555)

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