- Trifle yellowed/ spotted. Rebacked w. use of part of orig. backstrip.
= Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 29; Dunthorne 215; Nissen, BBI 2219; Hunt 733: "Nederlandsch Bloemwerk is a symbol and representation of the ascendancy of the Dutch nurseryman, the developer and disperser of tulips, hyacinths, and auriculas at the end of the eighteenth century. At the same time it takes a backward glance at the art of the gardener and of the flower-painter of a century and a half earlier, the golden age of Tulipomania (...)". The plates are usually assigned to Paul Theodor van Brussel (mainly on the basis of his signature on the title-p.). He closely followed the plates by Robert Nicolas in several of his designs. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVII.