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THEIR NATURE, INFLUENCE

AND USES

BY

M. C. COOKE, M.A., LL.D.

EDITED BY THE

REV. M. J. BERKELEY, M.A., F.L.S.

FIFTH EDITION

LONDON
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER, & CO. LTD
PATERNOSTER HOUSE, CHARING CROSS ROAD

1894

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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.

I have

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.

SIBBERTOFT,

November 23, 1874.

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