A Selection Of The Eatable Funguses Of Great Britain.
Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener Office.
[iv] + vii + 24 fine hand-coloured full-page lithographic plates, frequently heightened with Gum Arabic each plate is followed by a detailed description which include the mushroom's culinary use and recipes this unpageneted text amounts to  pp. Bound in the original gilt stamped cloth, rebacked, extremities a little worn and cloth slightly faded, but a very good example with the fine plates in very good condition free from foxing. A very good copy of this attractive work on edible fungus of Great Britain, the careful descriptions and accurate coloured plates form a manual of the UK mushrooms which are good to eat. On the front paste-down end-paper is the Armorial bookplate of, General Sir Edward Cooper Hodge GCB (1810 ? 1894) who was a British Army officer. As a Lieutenant-Colonel, Edward Cooper Hodge commanded the 4th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Dragoon Guards at the Battle of Balaclava. He was subsequently placed in command of the 5th Dragoon Guards, and later rose to the rank of General.
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