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OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW; PROFESSOR OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF
POLITICAL ECONOMY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN; ETC.
BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS.
Among those who first contributed to raise British Commerce to the position it has since acquired was one whose name your Ladyship so worthily upholds.
Of representatives of old British Merchants and Bankers there are but few remaining; and I value the honour of dedicating this work to you, especially since your munificence has given to the acquisition of wealth a high moral import, and to British philanthropy increasing renown and lustre.
Your Ladyship's humble servant,