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Printed complete from the Text of
SAMUEL JOHNSON and GEORGE STEEVENS.
The First Number is The TEMPEST, beautifully embellifhed.
angl The Third Number is MACBETH, ditto
The Fourth Number is MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ditto.
London: Sold by the Proprietor, BRITISH-LIBRARY, Strand.
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 Twentieth Number is KING LEAR, ditto.
The Twenty-First Number is KING HENRY IV. Part I. ditto.
To the PUBLIC.
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 Publisher intends that it fhall not only be the moft 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 refpectfully folicits particular attention to the following circumstances.
The Plan is to print each Play, fingly, and entire, from the laft 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 best of which will be superfine writing-poßt quality, on a new Burgeois Letter, caft and delicately dressed on purpofe. Embellishments for this fort, will confift of a characteristic Print, reprefenting a spirited likeness of fome favourite Performer, hefides 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 filling and fixpence each.
The inferior fort will be on common printing paper, and be enriched with the characteristic Print only; containing, nevertheless, the fame Letter-Prefs, and printed on the fame Type-this copy will be fold at the ufual price, even of the meanest Editions, viz. Sixpence