Histoire Naturelle de la Rose, où l'on décrit ses différentes espèces, sa culture, ses vertus et ses proprieties; SUIVE de la corbeille de roses, ou choix de ce que les Anciens et les Modernes on écrit de plus gracieux sur la rose; e de l'histoire des ins

Paris: De L'Imprimerie De Vatar-Jouannet, An IX (1800). 1/4 Leather. 8vo (17.4 x 10.7 cm). Contemporary quarter calf on marbled boards; recent red leather spin label. There are five sections or chapters to his small monograph on the rose: in the first, Guillemeau introduces the flower, describes itstypes and varieties and provides an analytical table based upon the classification system of Lamarck; next, the cultivation of numerous varieties is examined, and suggestions are made for the formation of a rosary; Chapter III examines the medicinal uses of roses and their special properties, the varieties used in simples, those used in particular remedies, and the receipes used to produce rose water, oil, vinegar and syrups; Chpater IV discusses insects; and Chapter V discusses the literary lore of the rose, reprinting a variety of early verse and prose, including one of Guillemeaus's own poems. (Pritzel 3643). Very Good. Item #0000423

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