Genève; Paris: Librairie Georg & Cie; Librairie O. Douin, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 1/2"). xii, , 92pp (Text), 60 leaves (Plates). Original light blue green cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover.
Correvon's album of orchids of Central and Northern Europe is splendidly illustrated throughout with no less than 60 colored plates.
Each plate is captioned in French, and has the name of the orchid in Latin, French, English, and German.
Moderate and sporadic rubbing and soiling to binding. Previous owner's stamp to title page (Prof. Dr. Robert Chodat, a renown Swiss botanist and phycologist who was a professor and director of the botanical institute at the University of Geneva). Moderate age-toning and sporadic foxing throughout. Some foxing to plate 1, 58 and 59. Text in French. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #45533