BUIST, Robert (1805-1880)
The Rose Manual; containing accurate descriptions of all the finest varieties of Roses
Philadelphia: For the Author and Messrs. Carey and Hart, 1844. 12mo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). [v]-182pp., plus 2pp. publisher's ads in the rear.
Publisher's green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt
Provenance: bookplates on the front pastedown
The first edition of the first book devoted to roses to be published in America.
The author was a noted Philadelphia nurseryman and by the time of the publication of this work had assembled what is said to be the largest rose collection in the United States.
Meisel III:p. 438.