Manhattan, Kansas: Mercury Publishing House, Printers, 1885.
Booklet, stapled in wrappers (21 x 14 cm.), 16 pages. FIRST EDITION of the first issue of the first American periodical dedicated to mycology. Includes a statement of purpose for the new journal, and reports of new-found fungi (in this case new fungi from Kansas and from Iowa. Also included is a separate article, "North American Geasters", and a review of new literature in the field. The Journal of Mycology was founded and edited by W.A. Kellerman, and was published through 1909 in fourteen volumes, at which point it merged with the newly founded Mycologia. Publisher's original printed yellow wrappers, with some small chips from corners. With the faint ex-libris stamp of Connecticut College Library. [OCLC locates sixteen copies (mostly of complete sets)].