CURTIS, Henry. Beauties of the Rose containing portraits of the principal varieties of the choicest perpetuals with plain instructions for their cultivation. Bristol: John Lavars & London: Groombridge & Sons, 1850-1853.
2 volumes in the original parts (12 parts in 10), chromolithographed titles printed in gold and 38 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Curtis. Original green paper wrappers, lithographed upper covers printed and black and gold with rose design (2 spines frayed), contained in red morocco-backed box, spine gilt with rose tool. Provenance: Terence Bryant, 1980 Bristol Collection (stamp on inner lid of box). Nissen BBI 435; Great Flower Books p. 54.