1841 · Philadelphia
Epistolary musings on roses originally published as Memoirs of the Rose in 1824, here published in Philadelphia following an 1840 second edition (under this title) from Robert Tyas in London. 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)