- All lvs. cut short in lower margin, mostly causing loss of title and 3x w. marginal loss of image; most plates fine; first free endpaper frayed/ w. tear; title-p. foxed, w. fold. near lower edge and sl. frayed; trifle foxed thoughout; occas. trifle frayed/ w. sm. fire damage in lower blank margin. Spine-ends worn/ w. piece of sellotape; joints chafed; corners showing.
= Provenance: by descent in the family Hoola van Nooten. SUPPLIED WITH mounted leaf showing manuscript genealogy of the family from the late 18th to mid 20th century. The second edition of this beautiful flower book with striking chromolithographed plates. Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 81 (calling for 41 plates, but practically all copies come with 40 plates); Nissen, BBI 931 (listing the first edition 1863-1864); Rouffaer/Muller, first Supplement, p.87; Stafleu/ Cowan 3025; Library of the Stiftung fur Botanik 363. A splendid work on Java's flora with beautiful plates, belying Hoola van Nooten's words in the English-language introduction: "This work is particularly addressed to women. Its object, its tendency, its entire scope, all marks it with the special seal of our sex, whose mission and position are admirably described by one of the great writers of the present day, in those words at once so simple and so profound: "Charity in humility". Nor do I consider, that, by the present publication, I am overstepping the boundaries of that sphere. (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXI.