- One plate dampstained; the plates in the first 6 vols. w. identifications in old pencil in lower blank margin; vol.8 lacks 1 textleaf (p.67-68); a few plates in Snellen van Vollenhoven sl. foxed. First 2 vols. top of spine chipped/ dam.; vol.5 backstrip restored but joints splitting; all vols. joints, corners and spine-ends rubbed.
= The work was published in instalments over a period of 166 years, making it very difficult to find a complete and uniformly bound set (two more works were published in the series: P.C.T. SNELLEN, Determinatie der lepidoptera, afgebeeld in het werk: Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods (...) (Amst., 1862) and A. BRANTS, Nederlandsche vlinders (The Hague, (1900)-1928)). This set consists of the following works: I. (First Series:) J.C. SEPP, Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods (...) (Amst., J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860, 8 vols.; II. (Second series:) S.C. SNELLEN VAN VOLLENHOVEN, Beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van Nederlandsche vlinders (Amst., J.C. Sepp & zoon, 1860-1900, 4 vols.). Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 182 and 202; Nissen ZBI, 3808 and 3808a; Hagen II, 153; Horn & Schenkling IV, 20145. One of the finest books on butterflies ever published, with splendid, detailed plates. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE XCII.