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BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA LITERARIA, or Biography of Literary Charactera of Great Britain and Ireland. Anglo-saxon Pebiod. By Thomas Weight, M.A., F.S.A., &o., Membre de l'lnstitute de France. Thick 8vo, cloth. 6s. (original price 12s.)

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^JHAKESPERIANA, a Catalogue of the Early Editions of Shakespeare's Plays, ^ and of the Commentaries and other Publications illustrative of his Works. By J. O. Halliwell. 8vo, cloth. 3s

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A NEW LIFE OF SHAKESPEARE, including many particulars respecting the Poet and his Family, never before published. By J. O. Halliwell, F.R.S., Ac. In one handsome volume, 8ro, illustrated with 76 engravings on mood, of objects, most of which are new, from drawings by FArmiOLT, cloth. 15s.

This work contains upwards of forty documents personal history, by papers exhibiting him as selling; respecting Shakespeare and his Family, never before Malt and Stone, &c. Of the seventy-six engravings pub/ishetC besides numerous others indirectly iltus- which illustrate the volume, more than fifty have never trating the Poet's JJiography. All the anecdotes and before been ewjraxed.

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