John Lindley | Rosarium monographia, London, 1820, contemporary red morocco gilt

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John Lindley

Rosarium monographia; or, a botanical history of roses. To which is added, and appendix, for the use of cultivators, in which the most remarkable garden varieties are systematically arranged. London: James Ridgway, 1820

FIRST EDITION, 8vo (250 x 155mm.), half-title, dedication to Charles Lyell, 19 engraved plates after the author, all but one coloured by hand, contemporary red morocco gilt, spine gilt with rose motifs, top edge gilt, upper cover marked

A rare monograph on roses by the future secretary to the Royal Horticultural Society. Not traced in ABPC; Rare Book Hub records only the second edition of 1830.


Great Flower Books, p. 64; Nissen BBI 1204; Stafleu TL2 4636