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KEEPER OF THE HERBARIUM AND LIBRARY OF THE ROYAL GARDENS, KEW,
AND PROFESSOR OF BOTANY IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.
[The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.]
MARVAND COLLEGE LIBRARY
FEB 12 1932
BREAD STREET HILL.
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION.
It was the intention of the late Professor Henslow to publish a small volume of Lessons on Botany, in illustration of the methods which he employed with such eminent success in his class at the University of Cambridge, and also in his parish school at Hitcham, in Suffolk.*
At the time of his lamented decease he had collected a considerable amount of material for this work, but it was not left in a sufficiently forward state to send to the printer without addition and modification.
In July of the present year, Professor Henslow's manuscripts intended for the work were placed in my hands by Dr. Hooker and the Rev. George Henslow, with full permission to make what use I
* The Leisure Hour for 1862 (page 676) contains an account of Professor Henslow's method of teaching Botany in Village Schools, by the Rev. George Henslow. See also Professor Henslow's pamphlet, Illustrations to be employed in Practical Lessons on Botany, adapted to Beginners, published by Messrs. Chapman & Hall, 1858. Price 6d.