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Great Book terrible service initially,
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This review is from: Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe (A Pan original) (Hardcover)
I ordered a hard-back copy of this book in excellent condition. What arrived was a paperback copy in shockingly poor condition. Creased cover and heavy biro inscriptions and library stamps on first 6 pages. After several Emails which got me nowhere , I telephoned the seller who agreed to refund my purchase price and said I could keep the book or give it to a charity shop.
As i wanted the book for reference I have kept it. Thus the outcome was satisfactory but I dont have a beautiful book. My decision to choose a second hand copy was because the new edition has digitally copied photos that do not reflect the accuracy of the original photos in the earlier edition of this classic book.
This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in mushrooms and fungi . My interests lie in the culinary uses and it is the wonderful photographs of species taken in their natural habitats that make this so useful. I have other books which show other species that one might mistake an edible variety for which when used in conjunction with this book ( ie looking at the photos of these other varieties) make it hopefully , foolproof.
This is a wonderful book and I will probably try and get a hard back copy in better codition at some point.