Household Books Published in Britain
British edible fungi
British edible fungi | how to distinguish and how | to cook them | with coloured figures of upwards of | forty species | by | M. C. Cooke, M.A., LL.D., A.L.S. | author of "Handbook of British Fungi;" "Illustrations of | British Fungi;" "Fungi, Their Nature, Uses," etc.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru4bner and Co Ltd; 1891
19.0 x 12.5 cm Pp [1-5] 6  8, [i-ii] explanation of plates,  10-237 12 num pls col incl frontis
GB: *LB LWel LoEN OB
US: NRU PU PPWa PPD PP ICJ WU RPB IU CU NIC NNBG MWelC PPF MH
The author says in the preface that the book "was intended in furtherance of "fungus eating."' He then discusses in the first chapter what people, where and when have eaten fungi. Separate chapters for each fungus or group of fungi follow in which he tells how to recognise the particular type of fungus, where and with whom it is popular, and how to cook it. The colour plates are particularly striking.