National Geographic : 1925 Aug
"No one who speaks the W English language can afford not to own this book!" OR more than three centuries the supreme in spiration of the English-speaking world has been the genius of one man. No one before or since has ever found in language such beauty and power. "He gave us the deeper meanings of our words; taught us the art of speech," Ingersoll said in his famous lecture on Shakespeare. "He was the lord of language, master of expression and compression. He put the greatest thoughts into the shortest words; made the poor rich and the common royal." Practically every famous writer since has lighted his torch from the eternal flame of the great mas ter's work. And for every man and woman who would acquire greater facility, greater force and greater finish in speech add writing, there is noth ing to compare with the reading of Shakespeare. Now ONE volume brings you ALL of Shakespeare! Are you enjoying the matchless pleasures and benefits that Shakespeare holds for you? Here is a unique opportunity to renew your acquaintance with his immortal writings. In ONE convenient volume you may now have the complete works of Shakespeare! One volume instead of many! A volume scarcely an inch thick, yet it contains every play, every poem, every sonnet-complete and unabridged ! Also an index to characters and a 28-page glossary. Genuine India paper is the secret of this marvel ous publishing achievement-paper so finely woven that 1,352 pages are contained in this single, slender volume. Yet the pages are amazingly strong, pure white, and opaque. The type is large and clear. This, moreover, is a de luxe volume-the master piece of the famous Oxford University Press of England. Limp, flexible, richly grained binding; gold edged pages; with a thumb index of titles. Will you examine it, free? No description or picture can do justice to this marvelous volume. So we invite you to accept it without cost or obligation, for a full week's in spection. Simply mail the coupon below. The book will come to you prepaid. Then decide whether you want to keep it. Return it, if you choose, and the examination will have cost you nothing. But mail the coupon at once, as the books come from England only in limited numbers. The Plymouth Publishing Company, Dept. 78 7 West 42nd Street, New York City The Plymouth Publishing Company, Dept. 78 7 West 42nd Street, New York City Gentlemen: You may send me for one week's free ex amination the Oxford Edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works in one volume, printed in bold-face type on genuine India Paper and bound in genuine Pluviusin. If I agree that it is one of the most wonderful books ever made, I will remit $5.45 in full payment within one week. If I do not agree, I will return the book at your expense. N am e ............................................... .\ lddress ............................................. City ........... ... ............... State ............ [ l ark X here if you prefer your copy bound in Persian Morocco. Add $1.5o to the price. Same approval privilege.