Is Schaff really the editor of Ante-Nicene Fathers?

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Using CCEL to do research on Origen, I came across the text of Ante-Nicene Fathers and tried to come up with a citation to include in my paper. The author (and editor) listed on CCEL for ANF is Philip Schaff, but there does not seem to be any evidence for this everywhere I have checked - not least the title pages of the books of the series found on CCEL.

I did find evidence for saying that Schaff edited Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, which are presented along with ANF as part of The Early Church Fathers series. Maybe this led the CCEL crew to include Schaff as the author/editor of ANF? However, it seems to have been edited originally by Alexander Roberts and Sir James Donaldson for the Edinburgh edition, and later by Cleveland Coxe for the American one - which seems to be the version that CCEL has published.

Here's a link to the CCEL text of ANF (where Schaff is not mentioned in the title page) - http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf01.txt
Here's a link to the CCEL text of NPNF (where Schaff is mentioned in the title page) - http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf101.txt

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