Auction 112, Lot 739

"[Lot of 43 - Mushrooms]",

Subject: Botanicals

Period: 1897 (published)

Publication: Annual Report of the State Botanist - 1895

Color: Printed Color

7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm

Fabulous group of chromolithographed plates illustrating edible, poisonous and 'unwholesome' mushrooms. Complete with the full report to the University of New York by Charles H. Peck. In 1868, botanist Charles Horton Peck began studying the fungi of northeastern North America. Before his pioneering efforts, few of this continent’s endemic mushrooms had been described and named. Over the next forty years, Peck described and named more than 3,000 species of fungi - the lion’s share of this continent’s native mushrooms. For this reason, he has been called 'the father of modern American mycology'”


Condition: A

Partially disbound with some brittleness in text pages. Plates generally very good with minor flaws in blank margins. Sold as a collection of plates.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/28/2005