Thomas Hariot, the Mathematician, the Philosopher And the Scholar

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riot, etc. xi folio volume which my father always considered as his magnum opus. It was entitled The New Laws of the Indies for the good treatment and preservation of the Indians, promulgated by the Emperor Charles the Fifth, 1542-1543. A facsimile reprint of the original Spanish edition, together with a literal translation into the English language, to which is prefixed an historical intro- duEtion. Of the long introduction of ninety- four pages, the first thirty-eight are from the pen of Mr. Henry Stevens, the remainder from that of Mr. Fred. W. Lucas, whose diligent researches into American history are amply exemplified in his former work, Appendiculal Historical) or shreds of history hung on a horn, and in his recent work, The Annals of the Voyages of the Brothers Zeno. Ever since 1886 I have from time to time unsuccessfully endeavoured to enlist the services of various editors competent to complete the projected eleven volumes of the Hercules Club publications, but after a lapse of nearly fourteen years I have awakened to the faft that no actual progress has been made, and that I have secured nothing beyond the vague promise of future assistance. The field of editorscapable of this class of work being necessarily very limited, and death having recently robbed me in the most promising case of even the slender hope of future help, I determined to ascertain for myself the exacl position of the work already done, with the hope of bringing at least some of the volumes to a completion separately, instead of waiting longer in the hope of finishing and issuing them all en bloc as originally proposed and intended. On collating the printed stock I found that the two volumes, Hariofs Virginia and the Life of Harlot, were praSically complete, the text of both all p...

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