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Outlines of British Fungology; containing characters of above a thousand species of fungi, and a complete list of all that have been described as natives of The British Isles
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Outlines of British Fungology; containing characters of above a thousand species of fungi, and a complete list of all that have been described as natives of The British Isles

By M J Berkeley

London : Lovell Reeve, 1860 A good copy of the 1st edition with one plain plate and 23 hand coloured plates of fungi. Regarded as a classic reference work on British fungi. In the original cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and gilt Lovell Reeve design to front board. The binding has been rebacked preserving most of the original spine and is sound and tight. There are some faded areas to the cloth. New endpapers. Contents: half title, frontispiece (with torn tissue-guard), title, dedication, preface, explanation of plates and addenda pp xvii; text pp 1-409; appendix 410; glossary pp 411-414; principal authors quoted pp 415-417; index to genera and species pp 423-424; 23 hand coloured plates with tissue guards; catalogue 16pp. Contents in very clean condition. The black and white frontispiece has some darkening around the edges, particularly in the bottom corner, and the title and preliminary pages to the addenda have a darker area in the bottom corner of the page. There is an occasional stain in the top gutter not affecting text. P 399 has a small repaired side margin tear. The tissue guards to the colour plates are darkened and stained, but the plates are bright and clean.

$106.11

Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms Vols I-III with Supplement
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Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms Vols I-III with Supplement

By James Sowerby

London : Printed by J Davis [Vols I & II] and B Wilks [Vol III] for the Author, 1798 A very good copy of the complete 3 volume 1st edition including later Supplement, with 440 hand coloured plates on 436 leaves. This work was James Sowerby's follow up to his successful English Botany and he both drew, and engraved the plates and oversaw the colouring. He immersed himself in the study of mushrooms over the period of work, which was published between 1798 and 1809, including creating 200 models of larger species, and making his collection of specimens available to public view. In his introduction to the Supplement (which was issued without separate title) he states his concern that the identification of many individual species, with illustrations that focus only on perfect specimens, might confuse the public into eating poisonous fungi. His response was to illustrate a number of specimens rather than the 'perfect one' and to model a number of poisonous species for public inspection. This copy is in a near fine half marbled calf binding with marbled boards; small raised bands with gilt ruling and title and volume labels to spine. The binding looks later than the books. The endpapers are marbled and all have the armorial bookplate with the motto 'Haud Muto Factum' ('nothing happens by being mute), the motto of the Delves Broughton family of Doddington Hall, to the front pastedown endpaper. Each volume has an initial and final blank leaf. A previous owner has lightly annotated plate margins with the name of the mushroom and occasionally added scholarly notes and comparison with other works. Overall the contents are in very clean condition. There is occasional offsetting (no tissue guards) and the odd spot or mark in margins. Contents: Vol I: title; dedication to Joseph Banks and James Edward Smith; Preface 2pp; text to plates I - CXX; plates 1 - 120; Index 2pp. There is slight damage to the leather at the spine joint between the title and volume labels at the front; faint lettering at the top of the initial blank; light rippling to bottom paper margins with slight colour change at some points particularly between plates 26-39. Occasional light spots to margins and some indentations to top margins which looks to be caused by paper clips, perhaps holding the book open for view. Vol II: title 1799; text to plates CXXI - CCXL; plates 121 - 240; Index 2pp. The front endpaper has lost its bottom corner tip and there are faint letters to the top of the initial blank. Text for CXL is misprinted as CLX. There is mark to the verso of plate 126 which has imprinted on the blank margin of 127. Vol III: title 1803 with printer B Wilks; text CCXLI - CD; plates 241 - 400; Index 5pp; Dedication to Hugh Davies; Introduction 2pp; text to CCCCI - CCCCXL (with additional observations on tab 387 fig 0); plates 401-440 on 36 leaves. Plate 268 has a small ring with a dot inside - and the figure 1 next to it - this is apparently a spore. There is a scuff to the top of the fep and the initial blank has a large oval stamp of Hulton Press Library and a small oblong stamp at the top. Some text sections have spotting/brown toning (around 13 spotty pages and 19 toned pages) and there is a stain in the bottom gutter affecting the first 10 text pp. Plate 262 has a light stain. Text page to CCCCVI is brown toned on verso. There are a couple of light ? paint splashes to the bottom margin of plate 428 mirrored on the verso of plate 427. A very beautiful work - please enquire if you would like to see additional images to further assess condition.

$15916.80

A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi
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A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi

By M C Cooke

LONDON: Robert Hardwicke, 1871 New and Revised edition of M C Cooke's classic work on British Fungi in decorative green cloth binding with gilt titles and a gilt picture of a mushroom on the front board. With hand coloured vignette title page and 22 (of 23 - lacking plate 13) other hand coloured plates of mushrooms. The binding is very bright and clean with light wear to joints, some pulling to the spine and light bumping to the top corner. . There is slight pulling to the spine and slight bumping to corners. The original brown endpapers are present with slight marking to the fep. Contents are generally clean with occasional light marking.

$39.79

Rust, Smut, Mildew, & Mould. An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi
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Rust, Smut, Mildew, & Mould. An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi

By M C Cooke

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original green decorative cloth binding with 16 plates by J E Sowerby, 13 of which are hand coloured. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is cocked to the front and there is some chipping to the top edge, and pulling to the bottom. Corners bumped. The original brown endpapers with printed adverts are present. There is a signature dated 1865 to the half title page. Contents in good/very good clean condition. The stitching is slightly wobbly and is visible at pp 48 and 64. Publisher's catalogue at the rear.

$53.06

Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany
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Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany

By Robert Kaye Greville

Edinburgh and London: Maclachlan & Stewart; Bladwin, Cradock & Joy, 1823 A very good copy in 6 volumes dating from 1823-1828, with 360 hand coloured plates. Robert Kaye Greville, 1794-1866, had medical training but an assured income allowed him to choose a more diverse life in science and art, and in his public work - where he became a leading voice against slavery. He published his Scottish Cryptogamic Flora in monthly parts, intending it to complete the catalogue of flora in Smith and Sowerby's English Botany. He drew all the specimens himself and these drawings together with the detailed text, form a comprehensive picture of the scottish cryptogamic flora as it was in the early nineteenth century. This copy is in contemporary marbled boards with cloth spines that have been rebacked and had new title labels. The binding is possibly a publisher's one. The boards have general wear but the bindings are sound. New endpapers have been added. Each volume has a half title and title page, text (numbered on recto only) and 60 plates, and index. Vol I has a dedication and advertisement; Vol IV has an index to the first 4 volumes; and Vol VI has a synopsis and full index (82pp) at the end of the volume. Vol VI is notable for the gold leaf used on the 37th plate. There is a bill of sale from Wheldon and Wesley dated 1986 loose in Vol VI. The contents are in very good clean condition with beautifully coloured plates. There are no tissue-guards so there is offsetting from strongly coloured images to the text and slight offsetting of text to a few plates in Vol II. Occasional slgiht darkening to top margin in Vol IV.

$3316.00

Flore Iconographique des Champignons du Congo. Fascicules 9-17
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Flore Iconographique des Champignons du Congo. Fascicules 9-17

By Walter Robyns [editor]

Bruxelles: Ministere de L'Agriculture - Jardin Botanique de L'Etat, 1960 A bound collection of 9 scientific papers (numbers 9-17), forming the second half of a major study on the Congo mushroom flora. In stout library-style binding with gilt lettering to spine. The original paper wraps for each part are bound in and there is the index for the whole work at the rear. With numerous colour plate illustrations. The binding is in very good condition with a little rubbing/bumping to corners. Internally there are a couple of small signatures to endpapers. One of the wraps has been repaired. Otherwise the contents are in near fine condition.

$79.58

The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails
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The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails

By Anne Pratt

LONDON AND NEW YORK: FREDERICK WARNE & CO., 1889 A good copy of this extract from the author's major work on British Flora issued as a single volume. In the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt decoration and titles to the front board, and gilt titles to the spine. Top page edges gilt. With the original black endpapers. The book is in 2 sections with the first covering Grasses and Sedges. This includes 33 colour printed plates including the frontispiece and runs to 62 pp. The second section covers the ferns etc, is 78 pages and has 41 colour printed plates and numerous black and white illustrations in the text. The binding has some darkening to the spine which has pulling top and bottom. There is some wear to joints and corners, but overall the binding is clean and with bright gilt decoration. There is a small signature on the reverse of the fep. The contents are generally clean and the plates overall are very bright but without tissue guards. Some of the text pages are smaller than the plate pages so some edges to the plates have wear. This does not generally affect the image. There is occasional browning.

$106.11

COMMON BRITISH FUNGI
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COMMON BRITISH FUNGI

By E M WAKEFIELD AND R W G DENNIS

England: Saiga Publishing Company., 1981 A near fine copy of the second revised edition with numerous full page colour plates of fungi as called for. An excellent guide to identifying common fungi. The dustwrapper is complete but with some crinkling at the top in particular and at the bottom. It is in a removable protective wrap. The cloth binding and contents are in near fine clean condition.

$19.90

A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England
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A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England

By Charles David Badham

Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London: Lovell Reeve, 1863 Second edition with 12 superb hand coloured plates - all with sensible pencil annotations. Original gilt decorated cloth in need of repair - spine is splitting with minute loss; front board has gilt decorated picture of mushrooms. Copy has bookplate of W H West and signature of Fred Harrison 1901. Text is clean, some pages loose

$92.85