A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi with Especial Reference to the Esculent and Economic Species - M.C. Cooke 1898 - W. H. Allen and Co., London - Sixth Edition, Revised An informative Victorian-era reference to British fungi, wonderfully illustrated with 20 full page colour plates of thirty-four species and numerous woodcuts throughout the text.

Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) was an English botanist and mycologist. From 1872 to 1894, he edited
Grevillea, a monthly periodical devoted to the study of mushrooms.

The word ‘esculent’ means ‘edible’.
  Provenance: from the library of Alwyn Ronald Macfarlane-Grieve, of Toft Manor, Cambridge, with his armourial bookplate to front pastedown and gift inscription from his father, dated 1903, to endpaper. A lieutenant of the 1st/8th infantry Battalion of Argyll and Sutherland Highlander, he was killed in France in 1917, aged 28.

References: Taylor,
New Scientist 1988. Coldstream & District Local History, web.

Small octavo, pp. viii 166 [1]. Publisher’s brown cloth decorated and lettered in black and gilt to upper cover and spine, brown endpapers.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 107858   Price: HK$ 700