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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

Sir JOSEPH BANKS, Bart. K. B.

PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY,


AND TO

JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M.D. F.R.S.

PRESIDENT OF THE LINNÆAN SOCIETY,

THIS PUBLICATION IS INSCRIBED.





TO THE FIRST OF THESE GENTLEMEN I HAVE GREAT OBLIGA-
TIONS FOR GRANTING ME ACCESS TO THE FIRST LIBRARY
IN THE WORLD, AS WELL AS MOST READY ASSISTANCE
IN ANY ENQUIRY WHATEVER RELATING TO
NATURAL HISTORY.


TO MY ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE LATTER IT IS OWING THAT
I HAVE NOT LONG SINCE QUITTED THE PLEASING
SCIENCE OF BOTANY; AND FOR HIM, AS THE
WRITER OF ENGLISH BOTANY, I FEEL
PECULIAR RESPECT AND ESTEEM.


THAT THIS TRIBUTE OF GRATITUDE MAY NOT PROVE
UNWORTHY OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE, IS THE
SINCERE DESIRE OF THEIR

MOST FAITHFUL

HUMBLE SERVANT

J. SOWERBY.

No. 2,
Mead Place, Lambeth, Surry,
Sept. 1st, 1797.