Western Characters Part 21


_To which are added, Glossarial and other Notes, the Readings of Former Editions, a_ PORTRAIT _after that by Martin Droeshout, a_ VIGNETTE t.i.tLE _on Steel, and a_ FACSIMILE OF THE OLD FOLIO, _with the Ma.n.u.script Corrections_. 1 vol., Imperial 8vo. Cloth $4.00.

The =WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE= the same as the above. Uniform in Size with the celebrated Chiswick Edition, 8 vols. 16mo, cloth $6.00. Half calf or moroc. extra.

These are _American Copyright Editions_, the Notes being expressly prepared for the work. The English edition contains simply the text, without a single note or indication of the changes made in the text. In the present, the variations from old copies are noted by reference of all changes to former editions (abbreviated f.e.), and every indication and explanation is given essential to a clear understanding of the author. The prefatory matter, Life, &c., will be fuller than in any American edition now published.

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