London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908. 8vo. xxiv, 336 pp. FIRST EDITION. With coloured frontispiece, 9 lithographic plates, and numerous text illustrations. Publisher's catalogue at the beginning of the book, and a wonderful appendix at the end. Original cloth, joints a bit loose and first and last leaf lightly browned. An excellent copy with the signature of Lydia Hapkus and Jerry Stannard on front blank leaf. Item #10902
First edition of this valuable work on roses by Rev. Pemberton, an Anglican curate, who was the breeder of many of the modern roses of the latter half of the nineteenth century. He is well known for originating the hybrid musk roses. The painting on the frontispiece is Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) from Flora Danica.