|Title||ROSES AND HOW TO GROW THEM/ A Manual for Growing Roses in the Garden and Under Glass|
|Author/Composer/Artist||No author listed. Collection of unattributed essays; no editor identified|
|Publisher / Producer||Doubleday, Page & Company|
|Publication / Performance Date||1905|
|Publishing Location / Performance Venue||New York|
Collection of essays on roses by a variety of amateur male rosarians, some of whom are noted in the Preface. Individual essays, comprising a chapter each in the book, are unsigned and unattributed. Rose selection, culture, diseases, roses as cut flowers, and roses cultivated for the Americas specifically are highlighted.
There is a stamped mark at the bottom of the title page which may indicate the book seller: FRED'K LOESER & CO.
|Physical Description||Measures 5 1/4" wide, 7 1/2" tall, and 7/8" deep. Bound in glazed spring green linen. Front cover carries the title ROSES in simple block gold lettering, with The Garden Library insignia embossed in the middle of the front cover. Spine is imprinted in gold bold lettering: THE GARDEN LIBRARY/ ROSES/DOUBLEDAY. There are 189 pages of fairly uniformly cut, heavy unglazed cream-colored stock. Some foxing on end papers, which are undecorated. Black and white photo half-tones and some simple line drawings throughout. Book is heavy for its size. Binding shows shelf wear, with some scuffing and loose threads. On an interior page toward the front, there is a stamp of BLITHEWOLD/ Gardens & Arboretum. Title page shows a stamp below the publisher's information "FRED'K LOESER & CO. Well indexed. Illustrated.|