This is the second volume in what will be a three-volume series. It is identical in format to volume one. A total of 750 species and varieties illustrated with a key to major groups, dealing with the mainly white-spored agarics (i.e. gilled mushrooms) The introduction to each section includes useful illustrative photos, and the 750 species accounts are illustrated with paintings, principally to highlight important characters that are sometimes difficult to ascertain from a photograph The book is also unique in illustrating microscopic features next to each painting.
"This second volume maintains the surpassingly high quality of the first. The illustrations are magnificent [...] This second volume maintains the surpassingly high quality of the first. The illustrations are magnificent [...] reasonably experienced field mycologists will get the most out of this guide. Kibby does not use English names except where they are well established (though he does tell us what the Latin names mean). He does not care whether a species is edible or not, but he does mark the more notorious poisoners with a red cross. [...] I do not know how many copies Geoffrey has printed,but if you want a copy of the best field guide to fungi ever made you should probably make haste."
– Peter Marre, British Wildlife 31(4), April 2020