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Edible and poisonous mushrooms

By COOKE, Mordecai Cubitt

subjects: mushrooms, cooking with,

  • 1. Edible | and | poisonous mushrooms: | what to eat and what to avoid. | By | M. C. Cooke, M.A., LL.D., | author of "Handbook of British Fungi," "Fungi: Their | Nature, Uses," "Toilers in the Sea," etc. | With eighteen coloured plates | illustrating forty-eight species. | Published under the direction of the General | Literature Committee.
    London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; New York: E. and J. B. Young and Co; 1894
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi [vii] viii, [9] 10-126, [i-ii] publ ad, [1] 2-8 publ ads   Grey cloth with 2 mushrooms on front
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    The author discusses in the preamble the many varieties of flavour and ways to cook mushrooms. Although he remarks, "It is no part of our present design to give special instructions in the art of cooking', in each of the twenty-six individual entries for edible mushrooms which follow the preamble he makes some critical comment about taste and the best methods of cooking.
    Like "British edible fungi^, the plates are very attractive. The LoEN copy lacks Plate I.