RHODOLOGIA. A Discourse On Roses, And the Odour Of Rose.
Brighton: W.J. Smith, 1894. First edition. Sawer intended this work to interest colonists in the potential of rose development and the rose industry. " Details are also given which are intended to interest students, manufacturing chemists, and buyers of rose-products." (from the preface). The emphasis is on the perfume of the rose, with discussion of Indian methods of distillation, the Bulgarian rose industry, rose industry in Germany and France. With discussion of plant perfumes that resemble the rose. A fold-out map charts the rose-farming districts in Bulgaria. Stock 2613; Werger & Burton 1058. 8o (21.5 x 14 cm); 93 + (1)pp. with a few text illustrations + a fold-out map.
Original printed paper wraps, spine partially perished, front cover loose; internally fine.
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