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On the First of November, 1832, was published, Price 5s. bound in cloth, uniformly with the new Editions of Byron and Scott,
VOL. I. OF THE
PLAYS AND POEMS OF SHAKSPEARE,
WITH A LIFE, GLOSSARIAL NOTES,
AND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ILLUSTRATIONS
FROM THE PLATES IN
EDITED BY A. J. VALPY, M.A., LATE FELLOW OF PEMB. COLL., OXFORD.
NUMEROUS and varied as are the forms in which the Works of SHAKSPEARE have appeared, it will be readily acknowleged that an improved edition, printed in the same form as the most popular productions of the present day, is still a desideratum.
The text of MALONE, as published in 1821, in twenty-one volumes 8vo, will be adopted; GLOSSARIAL NOTES on all obsolete words will be given; and a brief HISTORICAL DIGEST prefixed to each Play.
In addition to the many advantages offered in the present edition, it will be embellished with ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ILLUSTRATIONS, executed on steel in the first style of outline engraving, designed from the Plates in BOYDELL'S SHAKSPEARE, which was originally published at £95, and large paper at £190.
The attention of the youthful reader will be directed to the MOST STRIKING AND BRILLIANT PASSAGES by an INDEX, which will be printed at the end of the work, and which will form a complete reference to the BEAUties of SHAKSPEARE.
The number and excellence of the illustrations, and the style of the letter-press, will render the present edition
superior to any yet published; while the convenience and
The Work will be handsomely printed, hot-pressed, and bound in
The Illustrations will be printed on fine tinted paper.
Volume II. will be published on the 1st of December, 1832, containing
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.
1. Anne Page, Slender, and Simple, from a Painting by Smirke.
2. Caius, Mrs. Quickly, Simple, and Rugby.-Ditto.
3. Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford comparing letters.-Peters.
4. Mrs. Page, Mrs. Ford, and Falstaff.-Ditto.
5. Mrs. Page, Mrs. Quickly, William, and Sir Hugh Evans.-Smirke.
6. Ford, Shallow, Page, Caius, Sir Hugh Evans, Falstaff, Mrs. Ford, and Mrs.
7. Falstaff between Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford.-Smirke.
8. Falstaff, Fairies, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Quickly, Pistol, Sir Hugh Evans,
MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
9. Escalus, a Justice, Elbow, Froth, Clown, Officers, &c.-Smirke.
10. Angelo and Isabella.-Ditto.
11. Abhorson, Clown, and Provost.-Ditto.
12. Duke, Varrius, Lords, Angelo, Escalus, Lucio, Isabella, Peter, Mariana, Pro-
COMEDY OF ERRORS.
13. The wife of Egeon and Infants drowning.-Wheatley.
14. Antipholus of Ephesus, Dromio, Courtesan, &c.-Ditto.
15. Merchant, Angelo, Abbess, Adriana, Courtesan, Duke, Ægeon, Antipholus and
The succeeding volumes will be published on the first of every Month,
The volumes will contain on the average from ten to twelve plates,
The PLATES may be had separately at 4s. per Number.
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Published Monthly, with a Biographical Sketch, a Portrait of each
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