Nissen 1316. Plesch 519. Stafleu/Cowan 5721. Blunt 238: "His monograph, the result of ten years of inquiry, was the most complete work of its kind that had been published on any genus. The plates of this work are marvels of comprehensive detail and put to shame those of many more skilled draughtsmen. From the botanical point of view this work is a landmark." – Die Tafeln in feinem Kolorit. – Tafel 17 ist niemals erschienen. – Respektblatt gestempelt, gering gebräunt. – Aus dem Besitz von von Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown (1844-1922), auf dem Respektblatt mit (unsignierter) Widmung des Verfassers an ihn, datiert Weihnachten 1886, sowie mit seinem gestochenen Exlibris.
With 81 coloured lithographed plates. – The colouring of very fine quality. – Plate 17 never published. – First blank stamped, minor browning. – Contemporary green morocco with gilt (scratched, a little scuffed). – From the estate of Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown (1844-1922); with his engraved bookplate and the first blank with an unsigned dedication to him by the author, dated Christmas 1886.