A superb and definitive history of the ever popular garden flower by a highly respected horticultural historian. This cultural history of the rose begins in the Greek and Roman world and then includes the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The author reveals why this flower, above all others, has evoked passion and fascination. Fine illustrations throughout. A large heavy book.
Atlantic Books, London, 2011.
Hardback with dust jacket. 520 pages.
SECONDHAND. Fine condition.