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published; and the moderate price at which it may be purchased will render the work a most desirable and ornamental acquisition to the family library.'--Weekly Times.

• The first volume of this long-promised edition of Shakspeare has just appeared. To achieve success in such an undertaking is indeed an arduous task. As far as utility is concerned, the edition will possess completeness. Then with reference to ornament; in that it is prolific, and the illustrations are executed in a superior manner.'-Old England.

• Of all the works on a similar plan now in progress, it is decidedly the cheapest and best got up. The illustrations are executed in the best style of outline engraving.'– National Omnibus.

This edition of the works of our great national bard bids fair to be the most interesting of any yet published. Those who are old enough to recollect the Shakspeare gallery in Pall Mall, or the splendid series of engravings published from those pictures by Alderman Boydell, will rejoice to know that faithful outline copies of them in miniature will appear in the successive volumes of this new edition. Judging from the volume now before us, we run no risk in saying that the engravings will be worth the money charged for the whole work.' - New Entertaining Press.

• We are glad to find that the works of our immortal Dramatist have at length been brought forward amongst the numerous cheap publications of the day. We deem the undertaking worthy extensive patronage ; and from the very moderate price affixed, the proprietor may fairly anticipate an unusually extensive circulation.'-Monmouthshire Merlin.

• This is the edition, par excellence, which—or we are much istaken-will find a place on the tables and on the bookshelves of three fourths of the reading public.'-Derbyshire Courier.

· The immortal Bard of Avon never was introduced to the public in a form more pleasing than in this edition. It is the most useful, ornamental, and economical edition of Shakspeare extant.'-Keene's Bath Journal.

• One of the chief attractions of Mr. Valpy's edition is the illustrations, executed in the best style of outline engraving, from the magnificent Shakspeare of Boydell, the labor of a life, and the result of an expenditure which perhaps was never before or since laid out on one author.'-Wolverhampton Chronicle.

• The admirers of our immortal bard (and who is not?) will hail the appearance of this work with more than pleasure. A good duodecimo edition of Shakspeare has long been a desideratum, and this is more—it is excellent-superb. Of all that have ever been printed, this is the one for our money. The size of the volume is convenient, the typography is beautiful, and the illustrations strikingly characteristic, being in the bold outline style, which is now so popular.'—Nottingham Journal.

• The typography is beautiful, and the plates are outline etchings, executed in the first style of the art.'—Essex Herald.

• The book is got out exceedingly neat ; the type and paper is every thing which can be desired, and the plates are in keeping; they are truly embellishments of the text, produced in a spirited manner, in a first style of outline engraving. The publication must succeed.'—Plymouth Herald.

Amongst the numerous works that have lately issued from the press, none possesses a greater claim to public patronage than Valpy's edition of Shakspeare. The execution is most splendid, both in the typographical department, and also in the beauty of the engravings; and as a literary production, combining the most accurate history of the immortal Bard, together with a chaste and authentic copy of his works, nothing is more deserving of patronage than this work. We have seldom witnessed such a manifestation of talent and exertion as the first volume contains.'-Northampton Free Press.

• This is the most desirable edition of Shakspeare that has yet been launched into the literary world. Its superiority over all that have previously appeared, will, we are convinced, be acknowleged, when attention is paid to the advantages it possesses. It will be found an acquisition which scarcely leaves any room for improvement.'— Brighton Herald.

• What we admire above all things in this edition is, the absence of those learned and tiresome commentaries which used to bore us so much in Theobald and the rest. In the place of vile pages of closely-printed prose, we are every now and then called to admire a masterly etching, which illustrates some beautiful passage, and gives a local habitation and a name' to the floating fancies of the poet.'Northumberland Advertiser.

* We have not seen for some time any work of this description which we think so likely to obtain, as it richly deserves, a very extended patronage.'- Western Luminary.

This will form one of the neatest and best editions of Shakspeare ever presented to the public.'-Devonshire Chronicle.

There is a singularity in this publication which redeems it from either identity or analogy of character with the countless editions which have preceded it.'—Taunton Courier.

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· The volume before us must be allowed to be of a superior description: the plates are beautiful specimens of art, and the whole will, we doubt not, be deemed worthy the public patronage.'- West Briton.

• This is certainly one of the neatest editions of Shakspeare we have ever seen. The type and paper are very superior, and the engravings admirably executed.'—Leeds Patriot.

• Those who desire to possess an elegant, convenient, and cheap edition of the works of Shakspeare, will do well to avail themselves of the present opportunity.'— Bristol Gazette.

• To offer any remark on the works of Shakspeare would be worse than superfluous: this we may however say; that never before have they been offered to the world in a form at once so portable, cheap, and elegant, as in the present issue.'Derby Mercury.

This project, to furnish a correct, portable, cheap, and elegant edition of Shakspeare, deserves, and must of necessity secure, extensive public patronage.'—Staffordshire Advertiser.

We anticipate an extensive sale for it.'-Leicester Chronicle.

• This beautiful edition reflects the highest credit on the publisher for the very elegant manner in which the work is brought out. Without it, no gentleman's library can be perfect.'-Sussex Advertiser.

• The immortal Bard of Avon never was introduced to the public in a form more pleasing than in this edition.'— Worcester Journal.

• This spirited undertaking cannot fail to attract patronage the most extensive : a glance at the style in which the work is designed would at once procure it support and celebrity.'Bath Herald.

· We advise the reader to obtain an early inspection of the publication, from an assurance that all who can afford a small monthly outlay, will be anxious to possess themselves of so beautiful an edition of Shakspeare's immortal writings.'Falmouth Packet.

Though there are numerous editions of Shakspeare extant, yet we believe the present one, from its beauty and cheapness, will become a favorite. Mr. Valpy has adopted the plan of the popular productions of the day,—we mean the Waverley novels, Lord Byron's works, and others, with this exception, that his illustrations are more numerous, and equal in grapbic excellence.'-Bolton Chronicle.

In this age of cheap publications, we have seen nothing which claims attention and patronage more deservedly than Valpy's Shakspeare.'-- Dublin News-Letter.

• We call the attention of our readers to this edition of Shakspeare, perhaps the most complete that has ever appeared.' Essex Independent.

We wish the publisher every success; indeed we have very little doubt that this useful and ornamental edition will grace the shelves of every gentleman's library in the united kingdom.'—Dublin Comet.

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* This volume is a highly favorable specimen of the perfection which typography has attained in England.'— Brighton Gazette.

Taking the first volume as a specimen, we must be allowed to observe, that too much can hardly be said upon it in the way of panegyric. For correct and beautiful typography, splendid embellishment, and the admirable igest which it will present of all that is known concerning our great dramatist, this edition may be regarded as surpassing all that have preceded it.'-Sunderland Herald.

• This edition of Shakspeare promises to be one of the neatest and most beautiful published in a popular form.'-Liverpool Journal.

Such a publication has long been wanted, notwithstanding the various editions of Shakspeare that have recently been printed.'— Manchester Times.

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