Golden Guide To Non-Flowering Plants

The first edition of Non-Flowering Plants has no printing code. © Copyright 1967 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. Cover price is $1.00. The number on the spine is 24014. Listed as a Golden Nature Guide.

A back cover change to Non-Flowering Plants occured with the eighth printing. One illo was deleted and another added. A sticker cover price is $1.50. Printing code on last page is JKL. (not shown)

A slight cover (text) change to Non-Flowering Plants is shown next. Text on the back cover changed also, along with one illo being deleted. Cover price is $1.50. Printing code on last page is KLM. Listed as a Golden Guide on the cover and a Golden Nature Guide on the inside front cover.

Non-Flowering Plants was retitled as Mushrooms and Other Non-Flowering Plants. © Copyright 1987, 1967 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. Cover price is $3.95. Printing code on last page is TUVWXYZ. ISBN number on the back cover is 0-307-24014-2. All illustrations were deleted from the back cover. This is only the second title to be renamed. The other is Exotic Plants. (image #3)

Image #1 also exists in a large (5 ¼ by 7 ¾ inch) hardcover. The number on the back cover is 63533. In the foreword of this hardcover the following text has been added: Special Thanks also to James A. Hathaway for his assistance to the author and to the editor. This extra text does not exist in any of the softcover editions that I know of.

Two French versions of Non-Flowering Plants exist, titled Plantes sans fleurs. © by Western Publishing Co. 1967. Publiè par les Editions des Deux Coqs d'Or, Paris, 1968. From the last page: Imprimè en Italie. Completely new covers by Francois Crozat. The contents are almost identical to the American version. (image #4 & #5)

A German version of Non-Flowering Plants exists, titled Blütenlose Pflanzen. Number 21 in the series. © 1967 by Western Publishing Co., Inc. © 1970 Delphin Verlag, Stuttgart und Zürich. Printed in Italy by O.G.A. Mondadori, Verona. ISBN 3-7735-2721-7. The cover is a collage of illustrations from interior illos. For instance- the group of three mushrooms in the lower right corner are from page 84 of the Non-Flowering Plants Golden Guide. The contents are almost identical to the American version. (image #5)

A British version of Non-Flowering Plants exists, titled Ferns, Mosses and Fungi. Published 1969 by the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. © 1967 by Western Publishing Co., Inc. Printed in Italy by Arnoldo Mondadori, Editore- Verona. The cover is a collage of illustrations from interior illos. For instance- the group of three mushrooms in the lower right corner are from page 84 of the Non-Flowering Plants Golden Guide. The cover is the same cover as the German edition. The contents are almost identical to the American version. (image #6)

A Norwegian version of Non-Flowering Plants exists, titled Alger- Sopp og Moser. Det Lille Universitet Fredhøis Forlag A/S- Oslo. Copyright 1967 by Western Publishing Co., Inc. © All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Designed and produced by Artist and Writers Press, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. Published by Golden Press, Inc., New York, N.Y. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: AC 67-10378.

No revised edition exists. Out of print.

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