A History of the Fragrant Rose

A History of the Fragrant Rose

Book - 2007
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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 wonderful illustrations, this enchanting tome traces the flower's long and fascinating story--from the rose gardens of Malmaison belonging to Napoleon's Empress Josephine to the Wars of the Roses.
Publisher: London : Little, 2007
ISBN: 9781904435754
Branch Call Number: 583.3 Paterson
Characteristics: 296 p., [24] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 18 cm


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