Judging by the royal pen name "Hwan" and cyclical date corresponding to 1837, this book was commissioned by King Honjong II (r. 1834-49) in honor of one of the imperial ladies in his family, possibly his mother Queen Dowager Cho (Cho Sin-chong [1809-1890]). The salutory text confers the title Hyoyu, one of many granted to Queen Cho by her son and his successor, picked by her to rule, King (later Emperor) Ko-jong (1864-1907).
For another jade book in the Royal Museum, Seoul, see Hongnam Kim, ed., Korean Arts of the Eighteenth Century: Splendor and Simplicity, exh. cat. (New York: The Asia Society Galleries, 1994), pl. 10.