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HE\N WORKS NOW PUBLISHING
BY
WILLIAM MACKENZIE
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THE ILLUSTRATED
LIBRARY SHA KSPEARE.
The success which has attended the publication of "The Illustrated Family Burns" and "The'
Illustrated Family Moore," is gratifying as a proof that a very large class of the public fully appreciate
high-class literature when produced in the best style and at a reasonable price. These two works have
placed within the reach of thousands, in an elegant form, the compositions of the best representatives of the
lyrical poetry of Scotland and of Ireland : their success emboldens the publisher to attempt the represent-
ation of the poetry of England likewise. One name presents itself without a rival — unapproachably
removed from all others by his genius, the poet not of England only, but of • all humanity — the Immortal
Shakspeare. Next to the English translation of the Bible in the same age, the works of Shakspeare is the
greatest English classic. The thoughts, the language, the phraseology, the very words of both, are transfused
into the mind and speech of England and assimilated into its nature, and give our language a fixedness and
immortality as surely as the Epics of Homer have made Greek imperishable.
To produce, then, an edition of the dramatic works of Shakspeare worthy of the age, is the ambition of the
publisher. With this view he proposes to undertake The Illustrated Library Shakspeare, which will
be published in about Thirty Parts at 2s. each, printed in a clear type on fine toned paper, royal 4to size.
Each Part will contain Forty pages Letterpress, profusely illustrated with Wood "Engravings in the text, and
Two page Plates, one of which will be beautifully executed in colours,. The work may also be had in Eight
Divisions, cloth extra, gilt edges, price 10s. 6d. each.
THIHl liTE'W"
PRACTICAL GARDENER,
AND
MODERN HORTICULTURIST.
Edited by JAMES ANDERSON,
BATEMAN GOLD MEDALLIST OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The rapid progress which Horticulture has made within the last few years, and the numerous discoveries
wh'chjhave taken place in every department of that interesting and important art, have surprised even
those most intimately acquainted with it, and gone far to supersede the information presented in all
former treatises on the subject. To meet an acknowledged and imperative public want in regard to this
most useful and delightful pursuit, "The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturist"
has been issued.
The Work will be completed in Sixteen Parts, at 2s. each, forming one handsome volume, illustrated by
beautifully Coloured- Engravings of choice Flowers and Fruits, numerous woodcuts of horticultural implements,
designs for laying out and arranging Gardens, Parterres, Trees, Walls, Fences, Hot-houses, Conservatories,
&c. Each 2s. Part will contain Two Coloured Plates and 64 pages of letterpress, Imperial 8vo.
5? ■ - V. Ex:.A.3sd::pXi es
OF THE
MUNICIPAL, COMMERCIAL, & STREET ARCHITECTURE
OF
By R. ANDERSON, Architect.
During the last few years several valuable and useful volumes of Continental Sketches have been published,
bal ss these have been almost exclusively devoted to Ecclesiastical Architecture, the Author proposes to
senane the present one entirely to Secular. As far as the Author is aware, no similar work has as yet
appsMed in England ; and, with a few exceptions, none of the illustrations given in the volume have ever
¥»en published in the state of completeness in which they will now be given.
The volume will consist of 102 Plates, fifty-one of which will be devoted to France and fifty-one to
Italy, with descriptive Letterpress. It will be published iu Six Bi-Monthly Divisions, in neat portfolio, price
lis. each. It may also be had in Twenty-six Parts, at 2s. 6d. each.
WILLIAM MACKENZIE, 43 & 45 HOWARD STREET, GLASGOW.

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