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Almost the perfect mushroom guide. However...
on 24 July 2017
Infuriatingly the perfect mushroom book would have elements of this edition of Philips work, and the last. The former edition had, in places, slightly better photography and the single best identification key for mushrooms I've ever seen. This edition is a little more comprehensive, and of course tightens up nomenclature using more modern names.
This is, without a doubt, the best mushrooming book on the market (if you're in the UK). I'm not saying buy the first edition instead - I'm saying buy the first edition as well.