Author(s): T.J. Cheeseman
"Twelve years ago, when the New Zealand Goverment was pleased to entrust me with the preparations of the 'Manual of the New Zealand Flora,' the first outline of the limits of the projected work provided for an atlas of plates to illustrate species descibed therein. It soon became obvious, however, that the attempt to publish both works simultaneously would much delay the appearance of the Manual; and it was finally decided that the publication of the plates should stand over until the more important work of providing a descriptive account of the plants of the Dominion had been completed." - from the Preface. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall C592. Bagnall's criticism is a little harsh: "
Good copies with some foxing throughout both volumes and previous owners name on fep both copies.
Cheeseman was the Curator of the Auckland Museum.