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Problems with the book and PDF file,
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As the book description indicates, this is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) production. And as such, it's far worse than most. In fact it's a complete mess, and is almost impossible to read. Many words are garbled; there are no apostrophes; the Latin and Greek footnotes come out as complete gibberish, and all footnotes are jammed together at the original page breaks; etc., etc. I gave up after 7 pages, before I went completely crazy. The book itself is practically worthless, and I threw mine away after ordering a true facsimile from another publisher.
The one saving feature of this purchase is that you get a free PDF download of the original book in facsimile. Be warned, however, that the PDF file is totally locked, so that there's absolutely NOTHING you can do as a researcher except read the text. You can't highlight text in your copy (such as yellow highlighting); you can't copy any text to be pasted elsewhere; etc. None of this, at least not in Adobe Reader X.
For these reasons, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this book. Too bad, because as reviewer #1 points out, this is an important work for anyone studying this important historical topic.
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Initial post: May 6, 2012 4:11:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2012 4:12:09 PM PDT
J. Fried says:
I suggest you read it online for free at http://openlibrary.org/works/OL7467904W/A
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