“The Rose Book” is a complete guide to growing a variety of different types of roses, written by H. H. Thomas and originally published in 1914. Contents include: “Roses to Begin With”, “Roses to Proceed With”, “Some Very Practical Matters”, “Rose Growing under Glass”, “Round the Year in the Rose Garden”, and “List of Varieties for Various Purposes”. Written in simple, clear language and full of helpful photographs, this guide contains all the information a gardener might need to know about growing roses and is highly recommended for those with a practical interest in the subject. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.