Roses at the Cape of Good Hope - Gwen Fagan
Condition: Breestraat Publikasies 1988 first edition. Near mint hardback. The book shows no signs of wear even for its age, only the very slightest of fading to the rough end papers along the edges. Otherwise in pristine condition. Large book, weighing over 2kg.
"This book is about old roses at the Cape by an author deeply involved with the places and people associated with them. The period it covers dates from the moment when Commander Jan van Riebeeck picked the first Dutch rose on 1 November 1657 until the formation of Union in 1910, by which time the new Hybrid Teas were beginning to oust old roses from Cape gardens" ~ extract from dust jacket.