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The Fifth Number is HAMLET, beautifully embellished.
The Sixth Number is ROMEO and JULIET, ditto.
The Seventh Number is the MERCHANT of VENICE, ditto.
The Tenth Number is MIDSUMMER-NIGHT's DREAM, ditto.
The Thirteenth Number is LOVE's LABOUR's LOST, ditto.
The Eighteenth Number is the COMEDY of ERRORS, ditto.
The Twenty-Firft Number is KING HENRY IV.Part I. ditto.
The Twenty-Fifth No. is ALL's WELL THAT ENDS WELL, do. The Twenty-Sixth Number is KING HENRY VI. Part I. ditto.
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THIS Work is intended to fupercede the neceffity for any other Edition whatever, as it will be calculated to gratify every clafs of Readers. The Publifher intends that it fhall not only be the most perfect and beautiful Work that Britain ever produced, but also, the cheapest; he humbly hopes for public Patronage, in proportion to the merits of the undertaking, and he respectfully folicits particular attention to the following circumstances.
The Plan is to print each Play, fingly, and entire, from the last revifions of Dr. SAMUEL JOHNSON, and GEORGE STEEVENS, Efq. &c. with their Characters of the Play, and the Origin of the Fable, as an introductory Preface to each Play.
The Plays to be printed by Meff. FRYS and COUCHMAN, on two forts of paper; the beft of which will be fuperfine writing-post quality, on a new Bourgeois Letter, caft and delicately dreffed on purpofe. Embellishments for this fort will confift of a characteristic Print, reprefenting a spirited likeness of fome favourite Performer, befides an original Vignette Scene Print, defigned and engraved by the most eminent Artifts in London and Paris. The Plays thus embellished and executed, will be fold at one shilling and fixpence each.