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The Queen of flowers: or, Memoirs of the rose.

Published by Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1841
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Epistolary musings on roses originally published as Memoirs of the Rose in 1824, here in their second edition. This version contains => three striking hand-colored lithographs of different rose species, including the Cabbage, Common Dog, and Damask. Binding: Publisher's purple cloth, gilt-stamped title on spine; each cover framed in blind rules, with foliate and drawer-handle motifs surrounding a gilt leaf device at center. All edges gilt. 24mo (14.2 cm, 5.6"). viii, [13]?219 pp., 3 col. plts. Lacks frontis. Bound as above, almost entirely sunned to brown and with a very little rubbing. Light to moderate age-toning and foxing throughout; lacks frontispiece, other three plates present and brightly colored. => Overall a handsomely done collection of letters about roses (and life). Bookseller Inventory # 35940

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Title: The Queen of flowers: or, Memoirs of the ...

Publisher: Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1841

Binding: Hardcover

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