Louisville, KY 1930. 8vo. (xii), 192 pp. Hardcover. Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Five-Leaved Roses
Publisher: John P. Morton & Company
Publication Date: 1930
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description John P. Morton & Company, Louisville, Kentucky, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. First Edition (?). Presumed first edition (same date on title and copyright pages; no additional printings listed). Original paste down paper covered boards, 6 ¼ x 8 ¾ inches, 22 pp, illustrated with 9 plates (photographs). SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the copyright holder, Jenny Loring Robbins (artist, niece of Hattie Bishop Speed, and Director after her of the Speed Art Museum) , "For dear Eleanor - A Christmas remembrance with love from Jenny - 1930." Hardcover, good to very good, no dustjacket. Light soil on boards, corners bumped with a bit of cardboard exposed there, paper torn along length of spine, with a 1 ½ inch and three approximately ¼ inch chips there. Internally, 'released" and "sold" rubber stamped on front endpapers, paper lightly age yellowed, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked. Nice belles lettres monograph: consists of a paean to roses, with numerous literary and historical references, followed by a study of North American wild roses, giving habitat, range, botanical information, appreciative descriptions, etc, and concluding with a 4 page listing of roses by family, genus and species, with name of the botanist who identified each, date, and where found. Natural history; flowers; botany; ecology; endangered species; native plants. Bookseller Inventory # 42014