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The Rose: An Illustrated History

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A spectacularly illustrated reference.

Roses are valued for many reasons including beauty, symbolism, fragrance, and history. The Rose tells the fascinating story of this treasured flower accompanied by lively text and sumptuous full color illustrations. The book is divided into three sections: Roses of Nature, Roses of History and Roses by Design. Each section traces the l
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 6th 2003 by Firefly Books (first published September 2003)
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Oct 29, 2010 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides marked it as decided-not-to-read
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I saw a pocket-sized edition of this at a bookstore and thought I'd check it out from the library. At best is a coffee table book, or a starting point. Nicely reproduced illustrations, but in at least one instance it treats a poorly supported folk tale as verified history. I dislike that. I can't speak to the accuracy of the other information, as I am not an expert about roses, but there is no bibliography. (Something else I dislike.)
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