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THE COMPLETE

WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE.

FROM THE ORIGINAL TEXT,
INCLUDING HIS POEMS, CAREFULLY COLLATED AND COMPARED- WITH THE
EDITIONS OF KNIGHT, HALLIWELL, AND COLLIER,

TO WHICH ARE ADDED
Copious Notes, an Historical and Explanatory Introduction to each Play, and

A MEMOIR OF HIS LIFE,
ILLUSTRATED WITH FIFTY-SEVEN NEW AND FINELY EXECUTED STEEL ENGRAVINGS!

FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS,
CHIEFLY PORTRAITS IN CHARACTER OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED

American Actors of the Present Time !

The edition of SHAKESPEARE'S COMPLETE WORKS now brought before the American public may be truly said to form a “GALLERY OF SHAKESPEARIAN ILLUSTRATION.” It unites all the qualities most to be desired in such a book, whether for the library or the parlor table.

The excellence of its illustrations each one of which is not only of interest as the Portrait of some distinguished Shakespearian Actor, but is an embodiment of one of the scenes of the great dramatist-vividly representing the unbounded imagination of his mighty genius.

But it is not only as a beautiful book, that the publishers desire this edition of Shakespeare's Works should commend itself to public favor. Purity of text, and such annotations as will explain all obsolete words and allusions, and make clear all pbscure passages, has been an object of especial care and attention.

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MRS. BOWERS,

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MRS. MOWATT, . MRS. ABBOTT,

MRS. KEMBLE,

ETC., ETC., ETC. It is confidently anticipated that this Edition of the World's great Poet, embracing as it does every thing that can enhance its value in a literary and artistic point of view,-edited with the greatest care, and containing ably written Critical and Historical Dissertations, which tend to throw light on the writings of the immortal Author, cannot fail to take a high position in the literature of the country. The price at which it is offered will bring it within the reach of all classes: while for Completeness, Accuracy, Copiousness, Beauty of Illustration, General Elegance and Cheapness, it stands unrivalled.

CONDITIONS OF PUBLICATION. This work will be published in semi-monthly Parts, at Fifty Cents each, payable on delivery ; the carrier not being allowed to give credit, or receive money in advance.

The entire work will contain Fifty-seven Superior Steel Engravings, two in each Part. The Plates will be printed on superfine India tinted paper.

No Subscriber's name received for less than the entire work.

The work will be fully completed in Twenty-eight Parts; all over that number (28) the publishers guarante to present to Subscribers GRATIS.

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