"McDonough's edition is the first to print in full both the main text Sacerdos and its gloss (...) The edited text is meticulously presented, and is clear and easy to follow. (...) McDonough's account of the mammoth task faced in producing a readable edition of Neckam's text from the one surviving witness makes for interesting reading. (...) The care and attention to detail with which this task has been undertaken is evident throughout. (...) a very fine edition." (Helen Foxhall Forbes, in The Medieval Review, 22 August 2011)
"McDonough has given us a beautifully clarifying text (...). In its totality, this edition provides a new and surprisingly wide window through which we can see the thinking behind Neckam's extraordinary grammatical pedagogy. Scholars will be grateful for the erudition and accessibility of this edition." (Rita Copeland, in The Journal of Medieval Latin, 22, 2012, p. 321)
"Un texte foisonnant, preuve d’une curiosité boulimique, nous est désormais restitué comme témoin de la culture polymorphe du passage du xiie au xiiie siècle." (Pascale Bourgain, dans: Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale, 58.230, 2015, p. 185-187)
Christopher J. McDonough is Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Toronto.