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Roses for English Gardens (1902) (Gertrude Jekyll)

Author(s): Gertrude Jekyll and Edward Mawley
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1902
Publisher: Country Life
Total Pages: 166
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated in black and white

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Comprehensive guide to incorporating roses into garden designs and the practical aspects of cultivating these flowers. Jekyll’s section, ‘Old and New Garden Roses and Their Beautiful Use in Gardens’, explores the aesthetic and design possibilities of roses in garden settings. Once in the possession of Mrs Esme Bowker (later Esme Nichol) who raised money to send parcels out to the soldiers of the 1/4th Hants Regiment taken prisoner by the Turkish force during the First World War.  With her bookplate and ownership label to front pastedown. Additionally, a letter addressed to her is affixed to the rear pastedown. Condition: Boards a little faded with some light wear to extremities and a splash stain to bottom edge of rear panel. Some toning to endpapers and prelims. Embossed ex-libris stamp and small ink stamp of the initials of the previous owner to bottom right corner of front endpaper.

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