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Well, in the USA, Section 103 paragraph (b) of the copyright law says:

(b) The copyright in a compilation or derivative work extends only
to the material contributed by the author of such work, as
distinguished from the preexisting material employed in the work,
and does not imply any exclusive right in the preexisting material.
The copyright in such work is independent of, and does not affect
or enlarge the scope, duration, ownership, or subsistence of, any
copyright protection in the preexisting material.

[Some publishers put their standard boilerplate at the beginning of
such books, even though it only applies to the new material.  So,
you are cool. I don't know about the Hart Archives you mentioned --
it depends how old are the sources they're using for the material;
the book you mentioned is certainly old enough]

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