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BOOKS ON ROSES. 18.

History of the Fragrant Rose

by Alan Paterson

The beauty and symbolism of the rose through history, exquisitely illustrated with historical plates and engravings.

The rose is the most treasured flower in the world. It has been prized, even held as sacred, for thousands of years. Across the ages, the rose has been celebrated in painting, music, myth, heraldry, and religion. Cultivated for its medicinal and culinary properties as well as for its fragrance, it was so highly valued in ancient times that attar of rose was more costly than gold. Abounding in lovely illustrations, this enchanting tome traces the flower's long and fascinating story, making it a perfect gift for the rose lover and the flower fancier. [via]

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