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JEKYLL, Gertrude, & Edward Mawley.

Roses for English Gardens.

Published: London: Country Life & George Newnes, 1902

Stock code: 95226

Price: £1,250

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First edition, first impression of Jekyll’s book on roses, which describes both the variety of roses available and how to use them in the garden. Jekyll (1843–1932) was a famous garden designer who created more than 350 gardens across the UK, Europe and North America. She has had a great effect on the style of the 20th century garden, in particular in the UK.

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With 148 illustrations after photographs by the author. Some occasional light foxing otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding.

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