Auction 142, Lot 784

"Report of the State Botanist on Edible Fungi of New York 1895-99", Peck, Charles H.

Subject: Miscellaneous Books - Mushrooms

Period: 1900 (published)

Publication: University of the State of New York

Color: Printed Color

8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm

This was the definitive work on mushrooms. Complete it contains beautifully rendered chromolithographic plates and descriptive text by state botanist, Charles Peck. Green paper boards, 4to, title page, contents, text (pp. 132-234), 25 colorful plates, index. The plates are numbed 44-68, as issued, and each plate faces its descriptive text page. Plates 1-43 were included in the Report of the State Botanist, 1897. Plates 69-137 were issued in the seldom-found later supplements.


Condition: A

Plates are near fine. Spine is sunned and cracked, boards with some soiling and light stains, corners bumped.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $190

Closed on 11/28/2012