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The learned Author of · The Book Hunter, very shortly before his death, gave his consent that the Work should be reprinted.
This has now been done from his own copy, with any slight additions or emendations which it, or the notes of literary friends, supplied, and in a form which, it is hoped, will be acceptable to all lovers of choice books.
A Memoir of Dr Burton, by his Widow, has been prefixed, and a copious Index added.
The portrait of the Author has been reproduced from a characteristic photograph, and etched by Mr
W. B. Hole, A.R.S.A. The View in the Library, and the Vignettes of Craighouse and Dalmeny, have been drawn by Miss Rose Burton, and engraved by Miss E. P. Burton.
45 GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH, May 1882.
THE AUTHOR'S ADVERTISEMENT
HE Author, in again laying his
little book before the public, has
taken advantage of some suggestions kindly contributed by the critics who reviewed the previous edition, and he has thus been enabled to correct a few inaccuracies which they have courteously characterised as mere errors of the press. Productions of this indefinite kind are apt to grow in the hands of an author; and in the course of his revision he was unable to
resist the temptation to throw in a few additional touches here and there, as to which he can only hope that they will not deteriorate the volume in the eyes of those who thought well of it in its old shape.