ANON.       - A thoughtful publication.
EDIBLE ANDD POISONOUS FUNGI.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES. BULLETIN No. 23. Crown Copyright Reserved. LONDON: HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONARY OFFICE 1947.
6th Edition of August 1945 reprinted. 129 x 142 mm. 1fep with editions on verso. Title Page. Verso (iii) Contents. iv - v. Forward. 1 -7 Introduction. 8 Diagrams. 9 - 63 One page Facts/explanations facing one page Coloured Illustration of each mushroom. [1] Purchasing instruction directly form H.M. Stationary Office. 1fep with some other Govt. publications. Hard cardboard cream cover with 1/4 brown cloth binding. Very good condition.
- A very well put together important book. The first edition was printed 1910, the last is this one. It may be assumed that those were the lean years encompassing two world wars. A time when mushroom hunting and picking would have inspired hungry amateurs not fully aware of the dangers. This is why His Majesties Govt. printed it. Compared to other books about mushrooms this one is very simple in its explanation with very clear painted, full-page illustrations. This is definitely a book to carry when rambling in woods or meadows. Also with advice for cooking, eating or drying. A good book.

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