Mushrooms/Russia/HIstory Parts I & II1957 by R. Gordon Wasson, Valentina Pavlovna Wasson
MUSHROOMS RUSSIA AND HISTORY
This was originally published in 1957 and was co-written with Wassons wife Valentina. Its a HUGE two volume set covering Mushrooms in history, folk customs and folklore, diet, and culture in various European countries. Wassons wife was a Russian who was raised in a Baltic country so there is an emphasis on Mushroom culture in Russia in this. Also chapters on famous murders by poisoning using mushrooms, the Toad and its relation in European folk beliefs to Mushrooms.......
By Professor PinHead, Dec 13, 2013