When Ramanujan died in 1920 he left behind three notebooks containing statements of a few thousand theorems, mostly without proofs. The second notebook is an enlarged edition of the first, and the third is short and fragmentary. Thus our primary attention may be directed toward the second notebook. In the decade following Ramanujan's death, G. N. Watson and B. M. Wilson agreed to perform the enormous task of editing the notebooks. Unfortunately, this task was never completed, possibly, in part, due to the premature death of Wilson in 1935. In 1957, a photostat edition  of the notebooks was published, but no editing whatsoever was undertaken.
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