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After the closing of our Shakespeare Club we find that we have on hand a few slightly damaged sets. For all practical purposes these sets are as good as new. Occasionally a leaf is slightly soiled, or a binding a little rubbed. To close out these few remaining sets we offer them, as long as they last, to DIGEST readers at the bare cost of making and handling. The coupon below will bring you a set for examination.

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Richard Grant White has made of this a complete Shakespearian Library. The text is founded on the best authority. The introductions to each play, the notes, analyses, and glossaries are full and scholarly. The life of Shakespeare and the history of the older English drama are probably the best ever written. One volume is given to a complete Topical Index of Shakespeare.

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