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SWEET (Robert). Cistineæ. The Natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose; Illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions of the Distinct Species, and the most Prominent Varieties, that could be at present procured in the Gardens of Great Britain; with the best direction for their cultivation and propagation.1825

London: James Ridgway, First edition, 4to (260 x 160 mm), xx, 112 fine hand-coloured engraved plates (a little browned), each with a accompanying leaf of descriptive text, orig. green blind-stamped cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, uncut. Sweet's highly decorative guide to the cultivation of the Rock-rose or Cistus. Originally issued bimonthly in parts, each plate shows a single variety of cistus or rock-rose and is accompanied by text giving a taxonomic description and instructions for the plant's cultivation. Provenance: The Edge Hall Library, signed by Charles Wolley-Dod on front paste-down. Nissen, 1922; Dunthorne, 294; Great Flower Books, p. 77.

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