1841 · Philadelphia
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. 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). (Inventory #: 35940)