Neuchatel, Deleachaux & Niestlé, . 8vo (20.5 x 14.8 cm). 260 pp.; 75 coloured plates after watercolours by Ms S. Rivier. Original pictorial boards with colourful floral endpapers.
Contains an original letter on the author's printed stationery, and signed by him. The letter is addressed to Madame Merrill "une femme étonnante". The book itself also has a signed, hand-written, dedication by the author to Mrs Merrell, "ma précieuze amie et gracieux mentor" on the dedication page. Louis Henry Correvon (1854-1939) was a Swiss botanist. Boards a bit rubbed, otherwise very good. A unique copy.