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AN

EPITOME

OF

THE SECOND EDITION

OF

HORTUS KEWENSIS,

For the use of practical Gardeners;

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A SELECTION OF ESCULENT VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
CULTIVATED IN THE ROYAL GARDENS

AT KEW.

By W. T. AITON,

GARDENER TO HIS MAJESTY.

WITH REFERENCES TO FIGURES OF THE PLANTS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

PRINTED BY RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR,

SHOE-LANE, LONDON.

ΤΟ

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BARONET,

KNIGHT OF THE BATH,

ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL,

PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY,

A MOST DISTINGUISHED PATRON OF BOTANY,

WITH A DEEP SENSE OF HIS CORDIAL FRIENDSHIP,

AND IN GRATITUDE FOR HIS INNUMERABLE DONATIONS

OF THE MOST RARE EXOTICS

TO THE ROYAL COLLECTION OF KEW,

THIS EPITOME OF THE HORTUS KEWENSIS

IS MOST HUMBLY INSCRIBED

BY HIS EVER OBLIGED SERVANT,

THE EDITOR.

Royal Gardens, Kew,

March, 1814.

1

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4to.

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