The Rose: The History of the World's Favourite Flower in 40 Roses


This remarkable book reveals the history of the rose through the tale of 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids. Arranged chronologically in the order in which a particular rose arrived in European gardens, the book also covers the history of the layout of rose gardens, discusses the various myths about the history and introduction of roses and the confusion over the identity of roses in the Renaissance and looks at the role that roses play in the 'language of flowers'. Each chapter features expert text by Dr Brent Elliott, Historian at the RHS and extracts from texts to be found in the Lindley Library. Each of the roses is illustrated with extraordinarily beautiful images from

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ISBN:

9780233004907

Format:

Novelty book

Pages:

176

Dimensions:

28cm x 21cm

RRP:

$70.00

Category:

History

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

01 September 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent Elliott