While I can but. Be gratified that a work originally entrusted to the riper learning of the late Historiographer Royal should have been committed to me after his lamented death, I regret that the volume is inevitably robbed of much of its interest and value. Professor Masson was unable even to make a beginning on the treatise.
I cannot adequately express my obligation to Dr. Maitland Thomson. He has minutely collated the Latin text with the manuscript in the Advocates Library, and has indicated by a [sic] inaccuracies in the original. To him the minute accuracy of the Latin text is entirely due, and I have to thank him further for his ready assent to my request that he would contribute a note on the manuscript. I also gratefully express my acknowledgments to Mr. J. T. Clark for much labour expended in revising the transcript of the Tractatus, originally made for Professor Masson; to my colleague, Professor Mercer Irvine, k.c., for reading the proof-sheets of Chapter VI to Mr. John Fraser, of this University, who has read the proof-sheets of my translation and to Miss Eleanor Arnott, who has prepared the Index.
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Author(s) - Thomas Craig
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9781528085090
Page Count - 528
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