Author Fries, E. [M.] Epicrisis systematis mycologici seu synopsis hymenomycetum.
Published 1836-1838
Item ID 45225
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Upsalia, Typographia Academica, 1836-1838. 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). xii [ii, postscriptum], 610 pp. 19th century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt-ornamented raised bands, gilt vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled flyleaves. All edges marbled. The rare original edition of this important mycological work with many new species by the eminent Swedish mycologist Elias Magnus Fries (1794-1878). A nominal second edition, virtually an independent work, was published in 1874 as Hymenomycetes Europaei, but this is the taxonomically all-important first edition. Pictorial library bookplate on the front pastedown. Inscribed by a former owner on the first blank, dated 1869. Label on spine foot. Text mildly foxed throughout, otherwise a very good copy in a nice binding. Stafleu and Cowan, 1882; Volbracht, 645. The rare original edition