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Pick, Cook and Brew.
London: Pelham Books Ltd. 1973. Octavo, 224 pages. Illustrated. Recipe index. FIRST EDITION. A guide to cooking wild flowers fruits and plants. With general instructions on handling and storing the plants, and on using the harvest. The bulk of the book is given to a long section, Recipes, Plant by Plant, with nearly one hundred plants to be found and foraged, represented with three hundred recipes, including wine, herbal teas... (Item #6689)
Price: $25.00
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The Gasteromycetes of the Eastern United States and Canada.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1928. Quarto, ix, 201 pages. Illustrated with 123 black & white plates. First edition. A major study of the gasteromycetes, a class of fungi including over 700 species commonly known as "puffballs". The authors were both botanists at the University of North Carolina, and William Coker left his magnificent collection of mushroom books to the Rare Book Collection at UNC where, together with... (Item #5284)
Price: $50.00
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How To Know The Wild Flowers: A Guide To The Names, Haunts, And Habits Of Our Common Wild Flowers. New edition with color plates.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), 346, [6] pages. Index with both English and Latin plant names. Illustrated with color plates and line drawings. Later edition, color illustrated. While not signed, the decorated cloth binding is designed by Margaret Armstrong, the second design of here for this title. Ownership inscription to free front endpaper; tiny bit of rubbing to corners of green cloth. Otherwise fine. (Item #6312)
Price: $45.00
How To Know The Wild Flowers: A Guide To The Names, Haunts, And Habits Of Our Common Wild Flowers. New edition with color plates. Mrs. William Starr Dana.
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The Mushroom Feast. A Celebration of all Edible Fungi - Cultivated, Wild, and Dried Varieties - with more than 250 Recipes in which the Mushroom is the Occasion for the Feast.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Octavo, 305 pages + xx index. First American edition, simultaneous with the UK edition. A classic of modern mushroom literature. A near fine copy in tan and green printed boards. Price on front flap scratched out, otherwise in a near fine dust jacket. (Item #2572)
Price: $40.00
The Mushroom Feast. A Celebration of all Edible Fungi - Cultivated, Wild, and Dried Varieties - with more than 250 Recipes in which the Mushroom is the Occasion for the Feast. Jane Grigson.
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Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants. Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1919: Twenty-Seventh Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II.
Albany: New York Department of Agriculture, 1919. Large quarto, 686 pages. First edition. Includes information on nearly 2900 edible foods, by far the largest and most complete study of its kind to the date of its publication. Very good in green cloth. (Item #1640)
Price: $180.00
Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants. Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1919: Twenty-Seventh Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II. U. P. Hedrick.
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Boletus Flavus L. Collected L'Islet County, Que. 1950. [Original watercolor with convolute of related materials].
1950. Original watercolor, 17 x 22 cm. Labeled, signed and dated by the artist in pencil. On watercolor paper which had been mounted on a thicker card stock, now de-laminated, but in remarkably fine condition. Henry A.C. Jackson (1877-1960) was one of Canada's outstanding amateur naturalists. He was the elder brother of landscape painter A.Y. Jackson, and while A.Y. achieved great fame through his art, Henry chose to quietly document... (Item #2368)
Price: $3,500.00
Boletus Flavus L. Collected L'Islet County, Que. 1950. [Original watercolor with convolute of related materials]. Henry A. C. Jackson.
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Valuable Cooking Receipts.
New York: George W. Harlan, 19 Park Place, 1881 [©1880]. Sextodecimo, (17.5 x 13.5 cm.), 128 pages. Index. Second printing, following the original issue of 1880. Author's first book, followed by the series of single-subject book for which the author is recognized, published by Frederick Stokes. Murrey was the caterer of New York's Astor House and Philadelphia's Continental Hotel. The book is an amalgam of recipes for familiar New York... (Item #6197)
Price: $120.00
Valuable Cooking Receipts. Thomas J. Murrey.
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Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms : A Description Handbook to Accompany the Author's Colored Chart of Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms.
New York: William Alphonso Murrill, 1916. Small octavo, iii, 76 pages. First edition. Description of over seventy-five poisonous and edible mushrooms. Lacking illustrated mycology chart. In waxy wrappers with some edge wear, else very good. (Item #3590)
Price: $30.00
Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms : A Description Handbook to Accompany the Author's Colored Chart of Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms. William Alphonso Murrill.
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Myko Libri: die Bibliothek der Pilzbucher. (The Library of Great Mushroom Books).
Hamburg: the author, 2006. Quarto, 528 pages. First edition, one of 750 numbered and signed copies. 450 illustrations, mostly in color, including 90 full-page mushroom plates. The bibliographical catalog of the Christian Volbracht- Collection with 3000 iconographies, books and prints from six centuries (1481-1959). A fine copy in publisher's gilt lettered brown cloth, in a fine dust jacket. (Item #1569)
Price: $400.00
Myko Libri: die Bibliothek der Pilzbucher. (The Library of Great Mushroom Books). Mushrooms, Christian Volbracht.
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Annual Report of the State Botanist : State of New York, no. 68, January 1895; [WITH] Report of the State Botanist on Edible Fungi of New York 1895-99 by Charles H. Peck, M.A, State Botanist.
Albany, [New York]: University of the State of New York, 1897; 1901. Two volumes, issued consecutively, but complete in this form. Quartos (30.5 x 24.5; 29.5 x 23.5 cm.), [iv], 6-241 pages; one black & white, and forty-three color lithographed plates; [iv], 134-234 pages; thirty-four color lithographed plates. All sixty-eight plates chromo-lithographed by C. Fausel after drawings by Charles Peck. Second editions. Taken together, these volumes form the body of... (Item #6129)
Price: $450.00
Annual Report of the State Botanist : State of New York, no. 68, January 1895; [WITH] Report of the State Botanist on Edible Fungi of New York 1895-99 by Charles H. Peck, M.A, State Botanist. Mycology, Charles H. Peck, Charles Horton Peck.
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Truffle : the Black Diamond.
Santa Rosa, CA: Agri-Truffle, Inc. 1980. Octavo, [4], 89, [1] pages. Illustrations in the text. Bibliography. First edition. "An historical, botanical, agricultural, economic, and culinary perspective of Tuber melanosporum, the edible black mushroom and gourmet's delight." Pictorial wrappers, as issued. Traces of cover soil and wear, else near fine. (Item #4385)
Price: $150.00
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Myco-Gastronomie. Avec un Preface de Robert J. Courtine.
Marseille: Laffitte Reprints, 1979. With an introduction by Roger Heim. Octavo, 109 pages. With reproductions of the eight hand-colored woodblock illustrations by J.-V. Prost. Facsimile edition of the original 1954 publication. One of the greatest of epicurean mushroom cookbooks. This facsimile edition carries a new edition by the famed gastronome Robert J. Courtine. A fine copy in publisher's gilt-stamped, morocco-grained, red cloth. Quite scarce, even in facsimile. [Volbracht 1703]. (Item #2172)
Price: $200.00
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The Black Whale Cook Book. Famous old recipes handed down from mother to daughter. Compiled by Ethel Renouf ; wood cuts by V.C. Wynn-Edwards [and others]; [The Black Whale Cook Book. Fine Old Recipes form the Gaspe Coast, Going Back to Pioneer Days – cover title].
Perce, Gaspe County P.Q.; Montreal: The Black Whale; Gnaedinger Print. Co. 1948. Octavo, 64 pages. Illustrated with woodcuts by V.C. Wynn Edwards, Andre Bieler, and Irene Tuzo, as well as several photographic illustrations. Includes some recipes in French. Evident FIRST EDITION. A community cookbook from the famous handicrafts shop of provincial Quebec, with recipes from Braised Moose to Perdrix au Choux (partridge with cabbage). Many recipes attributed. "This book is... (Item #6216)
Price: $50.00
The Black Whale Cook Book. Famous old recipes handed down from mother to daughter. Compiled by Ethel Renouf ; wood cuts by V.C. Wynn-Edwards [and others]; [The Black Whale Cook Book. Fine Old Recipes form the Gaspe Coast, Going Back to Pioneer Days – cover title]. Ethel Renouf, Percé Handicrafts Guild.
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How to Use a Chafing Dish. New edition. Revised and enlarged.
Philadelphia: Arnold & Co.; Printed by George H. Buchanan and Company, 1894. Duodecimo, 73 pages. Later edition, revised and enlarged. Another in the series of small, single subject cookery books from Sara Tyson Rorer, culinary educator, editor, and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cookery. Interesting recipes include Puff Ball Omelet, Frizzled Beef, Tripe and Oysters, and Japanese Eggs. Some light soiling internally; in publisher's cloth, now covered with a.... (Item #5539)
Price: $150.00
How to Use a Chafing Dish. New edition. Revised and enlarged. Mrs. S. T. Rorer.
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Hallucinogenic Plants... Illustrated by Elmer W. Smith.
Racine, Wisconsin: Golden Press (Western Publishing Co.), 1976. Small octavo (20 x 13 cm.), 160 pages. Index. Illustrated in color. Second printing (indicated by number line at rear). An historical guide to psychoactive plants aimed at the lay reader, seeking to explain how hallucinogenic plants have been recognized and used by cultures through history. The fact that this title appears in the guise of a Golden Book, a series most... (Item #6302)
Price: $600.00
Hallucinogenic Plants... Illustrated by Elmer W. Smith. Richard Evans Schultes.
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Edible Wild Plants of Canada, Nos. 1-4.
Ottawa: National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada, 1978-1980. Four volumes (complete). Spiral bound, octavo sized, 184; 111; 212; 179 pages. Text illustrations from color photographs. Each volume with separate bibliography and index. First editions. Excellent and informative series of publications, with detailed instructions for foraging in the wild and interesting recipes for preparing the various foods. Contents: No. 1. Edible Garden Weeds of Canada; No. 2. Wild... (Item #4396)
Price: $200.00
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Soma and the Fly-Agaric. Mr. Wasson's Rejoinder to Professor Brough.
Cambridge: Botanical Museum of Harvard University; Verona Stamperia Valdonega, November 1972. Ethno-Mycological Studies no. 2. Octavo (24 x 17 cm.) 57, [3] pages. Original wrappers, hand-lettered paper spine label. FIRST EDITION, one of one thousand copies. Wasson's Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality (1968) was Ethno-Mythological Studies no. 1; in 1971, the American Oriental Society published R. Gordon Wasson On Soma and Daniel H. H. Ingalls' Response. Brough' response appeared in... (Item #6303)
Price: $100.00
Soma and the Fly-Agaric. Mr. Wasson's Rejoinder to Professor Brough. R. Gordon Wasson.
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The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica.
New York/Verona, Italy: McGraw-Hill/Stamperia Valdonega, 1980. Ethnomycological studies, no.7. Quarto, 242 pages. Index. First edition, limited to 501 signed and numbered copies. This is copy 302. "From now on any comprehensive study of Ancient Mexican civilization must start from (and with) your discoveries." (Octavio Paz, in Life Magazine, May 1957). The eleven chapters include: A Velada in Huautla, Traits of the Mesoamerican Velada and Kindred Topics, Xochipilli new interpretation, Flowers... (Item #5191)
Price: $900.00
The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica. R. Gordon Wasson.
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An Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses: with remarks on dropsy and other diseases.
London: Broomsleigh Press, n.d. Octavo, 207 pages. Folding frontispiece. Number 70 of 250 copies. Facsimile of the first edition, originally published in Birmingham by Swinney in 1785. A classic of medical history, one of the first clinical trials of a drug. Withering used Digitalis Purpurea, or foxglove, to treat congestive heart failure. Some soiling to grey cloth covered boards, otherwise near fine. Printed on a thick, laid paper. (Item #2661)
Price: $150.00
An Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses: with remarks on dropsy and other diseases. William M. D. Withering.