C1882

Agaricus (Entoloma) Sinuatus.

Scarce lithograph of mushrooms from Illustrations of British Fungi by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825 – 1914) who was an eminent mycologist, and the founder of the journal ‘Grevillea and one of the great promoters of mycology in England. Cookes’s most ambitious work, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Agaricus (Entoloma) Sinuatus.

Date:

C1882

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

113mm 
x 188mm

Paper Size: 

157mm 
x 230mm
AUTHENTICITY
Agaricus (Entoloma) Sinuatus. - Antique Print from 1882

Genuine antique
dated:

1882

Description:

Scarce lithograph of mushrooms from Illustrations of British Fungi by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825 – 1914) who was an eminent mycologist, and the founder of the journal ‘Grevillea and one of the great promoters of mycology in England. Cookes’s most ambitious work, the “Illustrations of British Fungi, is a monumental work of labor and patient application. There were only 70 subscribers for Illustrations of British Fungi making it very scarce.

Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825 - 1914)

Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) Cooke came from a mercantile family in Horning and worked as an apprentice to a fabric merchant before becoming a clerk in a law firm, but his chief interest was in botany. He founded the Society of Amateur Botanists in 1862 and taught natural history at Holy Trinity National School, Lambeth, and worked as a curator at the India Museum from 1860 to 1879. In 1879 when the botanical collections from the India Museum were transferred to Kew, Cooke went with them. He received the Victoria Medal of Honour from the Royal Horticulural Society in 1902 and the Linnean Medal from the Linnean Society of London in 1903. Cooke took part in the publication, together with Edward Step (1855–1931), of the monthly magazine Hardwicke’s Science Gossip from 1865 to 1893. As well as Grevillea, a monthly record of cryptogamic botany and its literature, from 1872 to 1894, which was devoted to the study of mushrooms.

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