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Book of Mushrooms Facsimile Edition

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A much coveted manuscript of utmost interest for all mycologists and a botanical work of enormous value for its sheer and rare beauty: treatises on mycology this old are extremely rare. The 280 fine drawings by Robert Wilson (1787-1871) possess unrivalled didactic value and bring to light the fascinating world of mushrooms and fungi. They are outlined in pencil and retouched with Chinese ink, colored pencils, and watercolors. The absence of text indicates that this manuscript was not intended for printing.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Book of Mushrooms": Libro de Setas facsimile edition, published by Siloé, arte y bibliofilia, 2008

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Libro de Setas

Burgos: Siloé, arte y bibliofilia, 2008

  • Commentary by Tellería, María Teresa; De Diego Calonge, Francisco
  • Limited Edition: 898 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Book of Mushrooms: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.


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