The North American Pyrenomycetes: A contribution to Mycological Botany

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The North American Pyrenomycetes: A contribution to Mycological Botany

By Ellis, J. B. and Everhart, B. M.

SKU# 18652

$ 125.00

Pp. iii, 793; 41 tinted lithographed plates by F. W. Anderson with explanatory text leaves.  Early tan cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, thick 8vo.  Pyrenomycetes are also known as Sordariomycetes is from the Greek “the stone of a fruit” - because of the usually somewhat tough texture of their tissue (from Wiki).  The Preface states “ In the present state of mycological knowledge, the classification of North American Pyrenomycetes is attended with many difficulties; chief which is the fact that many of the published diagnoses are too imperfect to enable one to recognize the species, of which many of the types are either lost or practically inaccessible. Our knowledge of these species is derived from the brief descriptions in Grevillea and the supplementary notes by Dr. M.C. Cooke, who has also examined and determined, by comparison with the original types, many of the species included in the present work."  This work was privately published by the authors in a limited edition.  See also Stafleu and Cowan, 1660; Volbracht, 541.  Rare work.

Publisher privately published by the authors
Publisher Place Newfield, NJ
Date Published 1892
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Condition Very good
Condition Description The title page, the preface and the first 6 pages of the text show a minor water mark otherwise a tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive early cloth binding.
Limited Edition