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THEIR NATURE, INFLUENCE
M. C. COOKE, M.A., LL.D.
EDITED BY THE
REV. M. J. BERKELEY, M.A., F.L.S.
PREFACE BY THE EDITOR.
As my name appears on the title-page of this volume, it is necessary that I should exactly state what part I had in its
preparation. I had no doubt originally engaged to undertake the work myself; but finding, from multiplicity of engagements and my uncertain health, that I could not accomplish it satisfactorily, I thought the best course I could take was to recom
mend Mr. Cooke to the publishers; a gentleman well known,
not only in this country, but in the United States. The whole
of the work has therefore been prepared by himself, the manuscript and proof sheets being submitted to me from time to
time, in which I merely suggested such additions as seemed needful, subjoining occasionally a few notes. As the work is
intenůcd for students, the author has had no liesitation in
repeating what has been stated in former chapters where it
has been thought to prove useful.
no doubt that
the same high character will justly apply to this as to Mr. Cooke's former publications, and especially to his "Handbook
of British Fungi.”
M. J. BERKELEY.
November 23, 1874.