1955 The Old Shrub Roses
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
A charming first edition by Graham S. Thomas regarding the 'old' period roses in the gardens of Europe and in the United States, going back to Victorian, Mediaeval, and even Roman times. A scarce volume.
With a chapter on the 'Evolution of Our Garden Roses' by Dr. C. C. Hurst, and a foreword by author and gardener Vita Sackville-West.
Illustrated with eight full page plates in colour as well as numerous in monochrome. With the price clipped dust wrapper, pricing still present 32s 6d net.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, excellent with only minor shelf wear. From the library of Elizabeth M K Hartz with her bookplate to the front pastedown. The dust wrapper is price-clipped and very smart with minor shelf wear only and some sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with eight full page plates in colour as well as numerous in monochrome.
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