Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands.; Forty-four plates painted in water-colours and described

London: Sampson, Low, 1885. First edition. Folio, original green cloth, gilt; pp. [1-6], 44 leaves with text on versos only, and 44 chromolithograph plates; light foxing, not affecting the plates; the book was originally issued with the pages glued to the spine, and, inevitably, the glue has dried and the pages have fallen out. Here they've been expertly sewn in and new endpapers provided. A fine copy, preserved in a drop-back box with kou wood sides. "One of the most prized of Hawaiian books among collectors" Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 3736. Item #33059

Price: $7,500.00

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