Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Not so popular anymore

“Svampar i färg” is a Swedish field guide to mushrooms. It was originally published in 1956. My copy is dated 1978 and is said to be the sixth edition. The author, Bengt Cortin, was seconded by an illustrator named Edgar Hahnewald. The book is part of a series, Färgserien, published by AWE/Gebers. The guide feels dated and old fashioned. For instance, color plates and species presentations aren't on facing pages, but in two different sections of the book. Standard practice back in the days, not so popular anymore! The illustrations are adequate, but no more. Probably mostly a curiosity today.

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