The North American Species of Pholiota
By Smith, Alexander H. and Hesler L.R.
Pp. (iv), 402; 90 black-and-white photo-plates, 40 text-figures with 519 individual line-drawings. Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 8vo. This is Alexander Smith’s personal copy of this volume with his signature on the front endpaper. Laid in at the rear is a typewritten list of corrections that Smith planned to make in any revision. Throughout the volume there are a few pencil comments suggesting changes to the text. This was an ambitious work. After its completion, Smith and Hesler commented “It soon became evident in our study that the pholiotoid agarics of North American were far more numerous than we had expected. In fact, it was only upon the completion of this work that we finally realized how much basic exploration remained to be done. Our description of over 75 previously undescribed species is evidence of the diversity of the flora, and we do not claim to have found all that occur here.”
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Cloth shows edge wear along the outer joints and at the top and bottom of the spine, most of the gilt lettering on the spine is rubbed away making the title difficult to read, the text and plates are bright and clean; a good solid copy.|