Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist; 2nd Revised ed. edition (October 16, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.4 x 12.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This is a comprehensive book for both the rose enthusiast and the interested amateur. There is a discussion of the history of the rose, its place in art and literature etc. as well as extensive cultivation notes. However, for me the most valuable part of the book is the detailed description of about 900 different varieties of roses, which is invaluable in helping to choose the right ones for whatever setting you have. These are conveniently separated into chapters of tea roses, floribundas, miniatures etc. An expensive, but very useful book. Definitely Five Stars in my view.
A great book. Truly one of my favorite rose books. It is the complete composite of Austin's individual rose books. It has one drawback of being written with growing roses in England as its focus, but it is still a phenomenal book with some of the prettiest rose pictures you could ask for as well as brief but informative writeups on each rose.This book can be thanked for introducing me to several great roses, including my favorite Climbing Lady Hillingdon!
This book has it all. Beautiful pictures and inspiring texts. Not all roses were illustrated, though.
This gift was a hit. The book is very heavy, high quality photos throughout and very good information.
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