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To which is added
The Battle of the Books
Mechanical Operation of the Spirit.
Together with The History of Martin, Wotton's
Observations upon the Tale of a Tub, CURLL’s
The whole edited with an INTRODUCTION,
By A. C. GUTHKELCH
And D. NICHOL SMITH.
HIS edition has been long in prepara
tion. It was planned and in outline completed by Mr. Guthkelch, who died on June 1, 1916. In the notes which he had written on the text, and in his draft of the introduction, he had embodied the results of many years' study. On his death the editorship was taken over, at the desire of the Delegates of the Clarendon Press, by Mr. Nichol Smith, who has revised and supplemented the introduction and added much new matter to the notes.
Both editors have had the assistance of many friends. As their names cannot now all be given, it is hoped that one general acknowledgement will be taken to cover many and varied obligations. But Captain C. A. Fountaine, R.N., of Narford, must have particular mention. The ready generosity with which he has allowed the original designs for the illustrations to be reproduced has given a unique interest to this edition.