|Grieken, Th.M.M. van|
De plant in hare ornamentale behandeling. Met eene inleiding: "over de zinnebeeldige voorstelling."
Groningen, J.H. v.d. Weijer, (1888), pp. [iv], 126 (, (30), 2 chromolithographed title-plates heightened in gilt, 38 chromolithographed plates (plate 38 wrongly numbered as 39) with explanatory text-leaves, 4 "tekstplaten" as called for on the title-plate ("de zintuigen", tinted plate forming pp. 57-58; "Chrysanthemum", full-page text-illustration on p. 60; "fascies" + details of "Turkschen pompoen", 2 tinted lithographs on 1 leaf between pp. 78-79) and ca. 150 text-illustrations, folio (275 x 395 mm), loose as issued in cloth-backed colour-illustrated portfolio with ties. Fine copy with only a few minor imperfections.
€ 750Splendid work with chromolithographed plates of a very high standard. It was of great influence of Art Nouveau design in Dutch architecture and design. The decoration of the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam was based upon this book. The introductory text deals extensively with the mythological symbols of flowers and plants.