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Title STUDIES OF AMERICAN FUNGI. MUSHROOMS EDIBLE, POISONOUS, ETC.
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Author/Composer/Artist Atkinson, George Francis
Publisher / Producer Andrus & Church, Publishers, Printed by the Genesee Press, Rochester, N.Y.
Publication / Performance Date 1900 (October 20)
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Ithaca, New York
Summary This book is a scientific treatise on American fungi, or mushrooms, both edible and poisonous. It was written by George Francis Atkinson, a botany professor at Cornell University. The book is handsomely illustrated with colored plates by F.R. Rathbun and over 200 black and white photos by the author. Sarah Tyson Rorer, considered a pioneer of American domestic science and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cooking, provided many recipes and describes how best to identify and select those fungi particularly appropriate for the table.
Physical Description This book, heavy for its size, is covered in glazed greenish-grey linen, with a plain back cover and illustrated front cover and spine. Both front cover and spine have fungi and forest images with embossed silver and black lettering for title and author. Pages are of heavy, glazed paper and are illustrated with the author's many black and white photos as well as color plates by Franklin Root Rathbun, signed and dated. These plates are protected by pale green tissue bound into the spine. Corners of cover boards are slightly rounded. End papers are plain with the exception of Bessie Pardee Van Wickle/ Hazelton, Pa./January 1901 hand-written in black ink at the front. (At this time Bessie was not yet a McKee.) Dimensions: 9 1/8" tall; 6.5" wide; and +/- 1" deep.
Condition Good
Associated with Bessie Pardee Van Wickle McKee
Catalog Number 1976.1.1553
Object Name Book
Search Terms Reading
Recreation
Literature
Plants
Gardening
Garden
Nature
Botanical
Fungi
Mushrooms
Poisonous
American
Cornell University
Science
Cooking
Amanita
Toxicology