National Geographic : 1925 Nov
Because a Scottish Printer Loved Shakespeare This amazing bargain is possible! EVERY lover of good books owes a debt of gratitude to William Collins, Glasgow printer. It was he who made possible the extraordinary book pic tured on this page-and this unparalleled opportunity for you. I ere in one beautiful volume are the complete works of Shakespeare-every word, every line the great master ever wrote. The story of its creation is a romance of love and devotion to an ideal. Collins had two great devotions in life: his craft-and Shakespeare. lie had become famous for the making of beautiful books. But, like every great artist, he cherished a par ticular ambition. It was to create, through the medium of his craft, a fitting tribute to the great est master of our language. This was to be Collins' masterpiece. All of Shakespeare in One Volume The result startled the publishing world. He produced the complete works of Shakespeare in ONE single, beautiful volume-plays, poems and sonnets; every one complete and unabridged. The book was hailed as the greatest work of its kind ever made. But Collins had not yet completed his work. He continued to refine and perfect his masterpiece. And here is the crowning triumph of his efforts. This new volume is bound in sumptuous soft brown leather, titled in gold. The pages are gold edged. A thumb index affords instant access to titles. The type used is large and clear; the paper of such exquisitely fine weave that 1.352 pages are contained in the thickness of only an inch and a half. A de luxe volume for a millionaire's library ? No, Collins wanted his masterpiece to be within reach of all. He has actually reduced the price from that of his former edition. You can own this wonderful book for only $4.98. Here are the entire works of Shakespeare a complete set of books in one volume-at a ridiculously low cost. It is a bargain that can never come again, for these books were ordered when the rate of exchange was far below par. Examine it FREE We will gladly send this complete Shakes peare, imported from the Collins Clear / Type Press, to the readers of the NA- / TIONAL GEOGRAPHIC for free examina- ' (711) tion. Keep it for a full week, then / decide. No cost or obligation. ) WalterJ. Simply mail the coupon NOW. Black Co., 1 West 42nd St. S NewYork,N.Y. Gentlemen: -° amination one of the WALTER J. BLACK CO. / imported copies of your 7 est42 Street ONE-Volume edition of 7 West4 Street Shakespeare's Complete NEWYORI(CITY.N.Y. Works, printed at Collins SClear Type Press and bound in genuine leather, gold-edged Spaces, thumb index If I agree That this is one of the most remark y able books ever published I will send you $4.98 in full payment. Otherwise I / will return the book at your expense. S N am e................................... / Address ............................... . .......... S # City.......................... State....................