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The Fifth Number is HAMLET, beautifully embellished.
To the PUBLIC. This work is intended to supercede the necessity for any other Edition whatever, as it will be calculated to gratify every class of Readers. -The Publisher intends that it shall not only be the most perfeEt 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 solicits particular attention to the following circumstances.
The Plan is to print each Play, jingly, and entire, from the last revisions of Dr. SAMUEL JOHNSON, and GEORGE STEEVENS, Esq. &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-poff quality, on a new Burgeois Letter, caft and delicately drellid on purpose. Embellishments for this fort, will consist of a characteristic Print, representing a spirited likeness of some favourite Performer, besides an original Vignette Scene Print, designed and engraved by the most eminent Artists in London and Paris. The Plays thus embellished and executed, will be sold at one filling and sixpenceeach.
The interior fort will be on common printing paper, and be enriched with the characteristic Print only ; containing, nevertheless, the same Letter-Press, and printed on the same 'Type-this copy will be sold at the usual price, even of the meaneit Editions, viz. Sixpence each Plava