16 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent source, informative and enjoyable reading. A good book to read and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Toadstool Talks
Publisher: University of Oregon Leaflet Series 1920
Publication Date: 1920
Binding: ~ SCARCE TITLE ~
Illustrator: Some b/w Illustrations
Edition: Clean and Unmarked Text.
Book Description Cleveland: Rowfant Club, 1903. No Binding. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. A folded announcement, printed on one side of a sheet of thick, textured, gray paper card, measuring 5 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. "At The Rowfant Club Saturday Evening March 14th, 1903 Mr. Wilm Knox will talk on Mushrooms and Toadstools illustrated by original water colors and drawings. F. H. Neff Secretary." At the top of the sheet is a Wilm Knox drawing (possibly a bookplate) of a toad sitting on a toadstool chair and drinking from a cup with skull & crossbones design. In front of the toad is a toadstool table. The toad is smoking a long pipe, and is shaded by a cattail with a dangling spider. This is printed in green on a thin sheet of 3 ½ in. x 2 ¾ in. paper. This copy was folded for mailing and sent to Mr. H. A. Sherwin 100 Canal St. City [Cleveland, Ohio]. A cancelled, green, one-cent U.S. Franklin stamp is present. The back shows an opened red-wax seal with the R. C. [Rowfant Club] initials. Wilm Knox was the head of a Cleveland based architectural firm, and had an interest in both botany and in mushrooms, of which he produced colored drawings. This copy was sent to Henry Alden Sherwin (1842-1916; founder of Sherwin-Williams Paint Company), an early Rowfant Club member and collector of fishing and angling books. A rare item. Seller Inventory # ABE-9815983943