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Austin, David
ENGLISH ROSES, David Austin’s own story of his development of the new
“English”, or, “Austin” roses, which are proving to be of significant value,
when used as landscape shrubs. Magnificent photos, entertaining reading.
1st U.S. Ed., 1993; 160pp.
$40.00

Baer, Jesse-Chizu
A PORTFOLIO OF ROSE HIPS, A collection of 12 watercolours of rose hips,
with a commentary by John C. MacGregor IV, former Horticulturist, Huntington
Botanical Gardens, 1st Ed., 1980, 12 pp., in soft board portfolio,
12 3/4" x 15 1/2", New copies.
$29.00

Beales, Peter
VISIONS OF ROSES, Lovely book by the premier rose writer of today, and one
of the foremost authorities on antique roses in the world. Wonderfully written and
photographed descriptions of 30 beautiful gardens in Europe and North America.
1st Ed., 1996, 208pp.
$45.00

Bellucci, Diana
HOW TO PRONOUNCE FRENCH ROSE NAMES, 1st Ed., 2002, 114 pp.,
autographed. A primer for the rosarian who is "new" to antique roses. A MUST
for anyone dismayed by the apparent difficulties of pronunciation of French rose names.
$14.95

Bird, Richard
A GARDENER'S LATIN, 1st Ed., 1999, 80 pp., hard back, dj. Demystifies
the Latin terms used to describe plant colours, flower and leaf shapes, fragrance,
habit, size, etc. Gives names that indicate where plants are found, flowering times,
and other useful information. Many illustrations.
$14.95

Curtis, Henry
BEAUTIES OF THE ROSE, 1st Ed., 1980 reprint of Vol. 1 (1850) and Vol. 2
(1853) of one of the famous classics of rose literature, done to perfection, with
all of the original chromolithographed plates reproduced in full colour. A great
buy, when one considers that good copies of the 1st edition are selling for
$3,500.00 and higher, when one can find them! NEW copies, Revised Ed.,
1980, with dj, 82 pp, 38 Colour prints; Stock# 608
$75.00

Dickerson, Brent C.
THE OLD ROSE ADVENTURER, 1st Ed., 1999, 616 pp., 83 colour plates
$69.95

Edberg, Robert, (Editor)
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ANTIQUE ROSES, VOLUME II, 1st Ed., 2005,
246 pp., 78 full-colour facsimile reproductions of the original chromolithographs of roses
as published in the French "Journal des Roses" (Jan. 1883-Dec. 1888). The original
French text, as well as an English translation accompanies each plate reproduction.
Eight "Necrologies", or obituaries, of famous rose growers/hybridisers are included.
Limited edition, numbered and signed by the Editor.
$210.00
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Edberg, Robert, (Editor)
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ANTIQUE ROSES, VOLUME III, 1st Ed., 2006, 136 pp.,
60 full-colour facsimile reproductions of the orginal chromolithographs of roses as
published in the French "Journal des Roses (Jan. 1889-Dec. 1893). The original
French text, as well as an English translation, accompanies each plate reproduction.
Limited edition, numbered and signed by the Editor.
$185.00
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Edberg, Robert (Editor)
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ANTIQUE ROSES, VOLUME IV, 1st Ed., 2007, 148 pp.,
60 full-colour facsimile reproductions of the original chromolithographs of roses as
published in the French "Journal des Roses: (Jan. 1894-Dec. 1898). The original
French text, as well as an English translation, accompanies each plate reproduction.
Five "Necrologies", or obituaries, of famous rose growers/hybridisers are included.
Limited edition, numbered and signed by the Editor.
$200.00
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Elias, Gillian
THE ROSE KING, (Reynolds Hole of Caunton, 1819-1904) An entertaining
and revealing biography of Dean Hole, first President of the Royal National Rose
Society (RNRS), and the pre-eminent Rosarian of his time. Includes antecedents,
family history, and high points of his career. 1st Ed., 1994; Nottinghamshire
County Council Leisure Services. 5” x 8”, 40pp., 35 black and white drawings.
$10.00

Gore, Catherine
THE BOOK OF ROSES, A well-organized summary of rose culture and
practice, freely derived from the work of one Paul Boitard, incorporated with
observations from other notable rosarians. Lists & descriptions of hundreds of
roses. First published in London in 1838, this is the 1978 reprint; new copies.
434pp. K.L. Stock# 1050
$40.00

Green, Douglas
TENDER ROSES FOR TOUGH CLIMATES, Exactly what the title implies. The
author operates a retail nursery in eastern Ontario, and so has first-hand knowledge
of the problems of growing roses in cold climates. 1st Ed., 1997, 128 pp.
$25.00

Harkness, Peter
THE ROSE - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, 1st ed., 2003, 356 pp.,
countless colour plates.
$60.00

JOURNAL OF HERITAGE ROSES IN AUSTRALIA INC.
The premier Heritage Rose magazine in the world. Issued quarterly. Offered are
Volume 27, 2005, Nos. 1 through 4, complete, and Volume 28, 2006, Nos. 1 through 4,
complete, varying in size from 60 to 92 pages per issue. Many coloured photographs,
with articles written by world-reknown authorities on antique roses. I urge everyone
to join this rose society, by viewing their website:
www.heritage.rose.org.au

Keller, Wilhelm
VERZEICHNISS UND KURZE BESCHREIBUNG DER GROSSEN ROSEN - SAMMLUNG,
A 2004 reprint of Keller's rose catalogs of 1828, 1829, and 1933. RARE!
$80.00

Lunn, David, Bishop of Sheffield
ROSES WILD “A LITTLE BOOK BY THE BISHOP OF SHEFFIELD,
CONCERNING THE ROSES IN HIS GARDEN AT BISHOPSCROFT”. 1st Ed.,
1991 Limited to 500 copies - 1st printing, 1991, and 150 copies - 2nd printing,
1993. We have the last 70 copies of the 2nd printing, numbered 1-70, with a one
page 1993 update, signed by the author, the Right Reverend David Lunn,
Bishop of Sheffield. Paperback, 48pp. Never before available in America
$16.00

Martin, Clair
100 ENGLISH ROSES FOR THE AMERICAN GARDEN, 1st Ed., 1997, 264 pp.
A soft cover book illustrating and describing Austin roses, and how they
perform in American climates. More than 100 exquisite colour photos.
$17.95 AUTOGRAPHED!

Martin, Clair
100 OLD ROSES FOR THE AMERICAN GARDEN, 1st Ed., 1999, 278 pp.
A soft cover book illustrating and describing Old Garden Roses, and how to plant
and grow them. More than 100 colour photographs.
$17.95 AUTOGRAPHED!

Martin, Robert B., Jr.
SHOWING GOOD ROSES, 1st Ed., 2001, 496 pp., with charts and graphs.
A soft cover book covering every aspect of growing and showing good roses for
the exhibition table.
$32.95 AUTOGRAPHED!

McCann, Sean
MINIATURE ROSES, Guide to care and cultivation of miniature roses by
entertaining writer; many good photos. 1st American Ed., 1991; 144pp.
$27.95

McCann, Sean
THE ROSE, Another encyclopedic-like offering by the noted Irish writer and
lecturer, Sean McCann. Alphabetically traverses the rose world from Thomas
Affleck (rose grower and writer) through Keith Zary, Director of Research for
Jackson & Perkins. Good reference work, enjoyable reading. 1st Ed., 1993, 182pp.
$24.95

Osborne, Robert & Powning, Beth
HARDY ROSES, “AN ORGANIC GUIDE TO GROWING FROST AND
DISEASE-RESISTANT VARIETIES”, Sub title says it all--how to grow
hardy roses to survive harsh winters. Good photos, long list of cold-hardy
varieties. 1st U.S. Ed., 1991; 138pp.
$24.95

Phillips, Roger & Rix, Martyn
OLD ROSES, 1st Ed., 1998, soft cover, 95 pp. Smaller version of
"The Random House Book of Roses" by the same authors.
$10.00

ROSES - by the Editors of Sunset Books and Magazines. Long-familiar guide to
all aspects of rose horticulture, with colour photos and good "how-to" illustrations.
8th Printing, 1997, 96 pp.
$9.00

ROSES OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY - CATALOG REPRINT!
A facsimile reproduction of the 1959 catalogue, one of the best ever issued.
NEW copies of this 80's reprint.
$3.00

Sala, Orietta
ROSES, 1st U.S. Ed., 2003, 303 pp., w/450 photos, charts and illustrations, and
descriptions of 100's of roses. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of old
and new roses, with sections on rose history, planting and cultivation, with suggestions
for garden use.
$24.95

Schneider, Peter
TAYLOR'S GUIDE TO ROSES, Handy manual covering all classes of roses,
notable for the excellent colour photographs of 396 roses, with thumbnail
descriptions of each rose illustrated. Revised Ed., 1995, 451 pp.
$10.00


Shipway, John & Margaret
JACK HARKNESS (A TRIBUTE), A tribute from members of The Amateur Rose
Breeders Association (ARBA). A collection of short reminiscences of Jack
Harkness by his friends. 5” x 8”, 20pp., 2 pages of colour reproductions of roses
from Jack Harkness. 1st Ed., 1995; very limited. Privately printed.
$12.00

Stemler, Dorothy
THE BOOK OF OLD ROSES, A lovely hard copy version of the classic old
roses catalog from Roses of Yesterday and Today, expanded with b & w photos,
and delightful descriptions of each rose. 1st Ed., 1966, new w/dj; 63pp.;
K.L. Stock# 2833
$20.00

Stock, K. L.
ROSE BOOKS, Bibliography of books and articles on roses, in English, French,
German & Latin, from 1550 to 1975. Now out of print. 1st Ed., 1984, 533 pp., No dj.
These are NEW copies. An absolute MUST for collectors of rose books.
$135.00

Utterbach, Christine
RELIABLE ROSES, 1st Ed., 1997, 192 pp., many coloured photos. General rose "how-to" book.
$23.00

Verrier, Suzanne
ROSA GALLICA, 1st Ed., 2nd printing, 1999. The complete book of Gallicas,. 149 pp.
Many coloured photographs.
$23.00

Young, James
THE SIMPLE GUIDE TO GROWING ROSES, 1st Ed., 2003 96 pp., soft cover,
230 coloured photos of roses, discussion of rose history, classes and planting and
care techniques.
$25.00 AUTOGRAPHED!


NEW PRODUCT LINE ADDED



"Antique Roses" note cards-box of 6 cards on linen finished card stock with 6 matching
envelopes, in a plastic slipcase. Cards are approximately 4" x 6".

Each box contains one each of 6 different facsimile reproduction of old rose
chromolithographs, as included in the French "Journal des Roses", published
from January 1887 through August 1914.

The roses featured are:

Madame Azelie Imbert - Tea 1872
La Reine - Hybrid Perpetual 1842
Celine Forestier - Noisette 1842
Gros Provins Panache - Gallica 1866
Souvenir de la Malmaison - Bourbon 1843
Gloire de Ducher - Hybrid Perpetual 1865

Also available is a box of 6 cards with a image of a cat looking at a vase of old roses:



All cards are $9.00 per box of 6 cards. Card shipping cost is $1.00 for the 1st box and $0.50
for each additional box.


OTHER PLANT BOOKS

Feltwell, John
GERANIUMS & PELARGONIUM 1st Ed., 2001, 128 pp.
An A-Z plant directory describes over 300 plants in detil. 100's of coloured photographs.
Many plants of this genus are antique rose-friendly, colour-wise, and most make a
moisture-conserving ground cover.
$19.95

Platt, Ellen Spector
LEMON HERBS 1st Ed., 2002, 132 pp.
Describes 18 "lemon herbs", with their planting, care, uses (medicinal and culinary),
and major sources for the plants.
$19.95


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