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Excerpt from An Elementary Text-Book of British FungiThe purpose and intention of the present work are set forth in the opening chapter. It is designed to be an elementary introduction to the study of Fungi, chiefly in those aspects which mostMoreExcerpt from An Elementary Text-Book of British FungiThe purpose and intention of the present work are set forth in the opening chapter. It is designed to be an elementary introduction to the study of Fungi, chiefly in those aspects which most readily engage popular attention. Beyond that, it is intended to cover, as comprehensively and accurately as possible, the entire subject of Fungi considered as aliment. I am well convinced that such information is often vainly sought for, that it is needed, and that it will prove useful.Every succeeding year shows that intelligent lovers of Nature are inclined to take an increasing interest in Fungi. There are, as I know from past experience, but few means open to such persons of acquiring the knowledge they are desirous of being possessed of, and there is no small difficulty in obtaining access to the recorded results of mycologists labours. It has been my object to meet popular requirements, so far as my ability went, and I have not allowed myself to entertain the presumption of trying to do more.My interest in Fungi began in boyhood, but it has been mostly within the last ten years that I have been able to carry out diligent study, so far as the exigences of a struggling life afforded opportunities for it. It has never been my privilege, as yet, to meet with any person versed in Mycology from whom I could derive instruction.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.