Contained within this book is a work of great practical utility, written by the influential mycologist, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke. An efficient handbook for the guidance of young or inexperienced mycophagists, this scarce text contains a wealth of information pertaining to the most common and delectable wild mushrooms to be found in England. The perfect book for beginners, this wonderful mycological text is well deserving of a place in any mushroom-based collection. Chapters contained herein include: Fungus Eating, Explanatory, The Common Mushroom, The Meadow Mushroom, Brown Mushrooms, Shaggy Caps, Parasol Mushrooms, St George's Mushroom, Warted Caps, Dusky Caps, Milky Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, and many more. Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825 - 1914) was an influential English mycologist and botanist. This book is proudly republished here with a new introduction.