The Amanitas of the Eastern United States
By Coker, W. C.
Pp. 88, 69 full page plates (1 in color, 7 are line-drawings, 61 are black-and-white plates). Publisher’s original gray printed wrappers, lg 8vo. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, volume 33, no. 1 + no. 2 (double number). The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics, including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species. This genus is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for about 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is α-amanitin (from Wiki). An important monograph on mushroom species living in the eastern USA. This book is from the private research collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith though his signature is not present. Rare.
|Publisher||Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society|
|Publisher Place||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Two rear outer corners are bumped, small stained to rear endpaper, front wrapper restored where tape was removed, faint fold to outer edge of front wrapper, a good solid copy.|